thoughts on 3.33?
I marathoned all 3 movies. I have mixed feelings about 3.33 but overall I didn't like it as much as the first two. The movie, standing on it's own, it pretty good but it felt too different. Let me try explain (spoiler alert, obviously):
Ok, the original setting worked because the suspension of disbelief wasn't stretched too far. Take out the obvious sci-fi elements you had the main characters balancing their home/work life working for a para-military organisation with a fuckton of funding. Hell, you could scale NERV down to use hi-tech tanks and the setting could still work (NGE meets Girls und Panzer? That has promise, just drop the moeblobs). I also enjoyed the small touches like Nerv having budget issues and dealing with politics. It made the setting more believable.
Now all of a sudden, Shinji is thrown into a world he doesn't know anymore because he fucked up and the world hates him. Cool, no problems there, it's a continuation of the 2nd movie and I thought it was a good twist - he always wants to run away from his problems but now he can't because he has nothing anymore - not even people friendly to him (except Kaworu)
Except that, ignoring the new characters that could have been left out because they got 0 character development time, there is a whole lot of shit that's unexplained or rushed through - my complaints boil down to the fact that the world is fucked up and humanity is extinct and yet a bunch of rag-tag ships have awesome new tech and enough resources to maintain EVAs (which were established as being horrendously expensive to maintain) for 14 fucking years. The story just wasn't handled all that well and made me feel like they didn't really care - like they were just trying to set up the scene for the final movie as quickly as possible.
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yea I'd agree a lot for the most part.
idk how to use that black censor shit. however i did enjoy -most- of the fight scenes
>idk how to use that black censor shit.
wrap the text in (spoiler)(/spoiler), except use  instead of (). Give it a test on /sand/
Currently reading this. It's 'not quite history, not quite a novel.' It's not historical fiction though, more like... the biography of an era, told through fictional and nonfictional people and events.
It's very good and exceedingly funny. Thought some people here might get a kick out of it too. The website for the book contains excerpts and things he couldn't quite find a place for in the book itself.
Also general 'what are you reading?' thread.
I like any book that opens up with the main character witnessing some old fellow masturbating over a corpse.
Currently reading Edmond Hamilton's "Starwolf". Good old-school SF. It's actualy a trilogy all in one volume, so more to read, yay. :)
Nicola Griffith's Slow River. It won a Lambda Literary award and a Nebula award. Lesbian cyberpunk, though the scientific focus lies in water purification rather than hacking... I've read it before and it's good stuff, deserving of the awards in a 'too literary for the Hugos' sort of way.
Well its interesting, doesn't demonstrate much besides survival of the fittest and aside from the slight grammar errors on that page, toting it as cannibalism is incorrect as they were a different species(and an obvious advertisement angle). The tidbits on the front page rather blatantly ignore the rest of the world.
Neanderthal males interbred with human females.
The gene flow did not occur in reverse- ie. human males did not mate with Neanderthal females.
The interbreeding occurred only in the Middle East. Interbreeding occurred between 100,000 - 50,000 years ago.
The interbreeding took place before humans spread out across the world.
The Neanderthal genes in the human genome do not code for overt physical or behavioural traits.
None of these are really mpressive predictions that didn't already exist. 1) is a given 2) is obvious as their species is extinct 3) this was a good one, but idk about previous knowledge on the subject 4) this too, albeit slightly obvious 5) this is obvious 6) science never, never attempts to prove a negative and proving this beyond a doubt is .. silly.
Idk, when I look this guy up on Google and I see http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forums/viewthread/10601/ on the first page of results.... it makes me question his author
Seems like one giant ad for his book which has very little basis on reality.
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Well. Think of it this way: We wouldn’t watch just one TV channel for our news. We certainly wouldn’t be happy with just one newspaper.
Most people get online, use whatever search box is there, and just click on whatever results they're given, without thinking about what they might be missing.
We're trying to spread the word about searching differently.
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your fucking website isn't even complete. You might consider having a "about us" page for the "about us" link that leads to a 404.
Lovely shitpile of viral marketing. Every search on "their" site just frames a bing search...
Got a new Xbox 360 cause the old one died beyond repair. The guy I took it to said that it had been fixed something like 3 times before, and badly.
So, now I'm finally getting around to playing Mass Effect properly without stalling every half hour. It's enjoyable enough, I heard the second one is better. Obviously I'm playing as a ginger female Shepard. I sort of want more good space-based RPGs, or SF RPGs in general, any ideas? My favourite things are dressing up and character creation (I have the Fallout games), and actual roleplaying, so preferably something where I can play 'in character' as it were, and not simply grind - my favourite bits in Mass Effect are far and away the talking bits.
This is on tumblr radar today. It looks fucking amazing.
guh. another 8/16 bit adventure game, because the producers are to lazy/untalented to leave the 1980's. It looks like a very interesting plotline, reading the description, but I am so heartily sick of this "I have a fun game idea, let's make an interesting game and program it to look like it should go on a thirty year old console". concept.
Finally picked up the new Syndicate for $20. While it definitely isn't the old strategy game, i've enjoyed it immensely so far. Haven't touched the single player yet, but the Co-Op has been super fun. The best way I can describe it, is like in the original Syndicate you control a squad of four. The Co-Op is if they took each agent and had a player take control in a first person form. Plus I think the aesthetics are gorgeous.
I was bummed about how the new game wasn't like the old ones, but if you guys can find it cheap, it is still a super fun and good looking time.
it's late, here's my insomnia post on megachan:
life is sometimes good
life is sometimes bad
sometimes drug induced
life is sometimes sad
but happiness is a choice
this comes off the top of my head as i facebook (yea dont judge me :P) with a girl that is drop dead gorgeous.. we'd be dating if i didn't finish school and move back to my hometown. instead i struggle with a psychosocial stage of development, probably fueled by hormones.. intimacy vs isolation.... i don't like it but i'm being a player with 2 girls and working on a 3rd, while still keeping in touch with an ex of mine.. i say it's because i just have a lot of love in my heart, but i know if one or another saw me doing some of the things i do they'd probably feel particularly misled..i genuinely like all of them but perhaps it's an unhealthy lifestyle although they're all the only girls i've ever been with intimately. I just think life is too short to burn bridges and have any hate in your heart.. this is life and it's the only one we're gonna get
on a side note i have a new job and things are good so i'm here up late and writing what's on my mind.. something i should probably do more often..
So here's to you, what's on your mind RIGHT NOW.. you're on megachan.. this board isn't active enough..
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I love that, everybodies perception could be entirely different.
When I see green, you might see the colour that I call blue.
But the most annoying part is that you will never understand what other people's perception is.
Try explaining colour to a blind person.
Thanks that was simply put lol. I was about to rant again on 6154 but the point is..yes, I know this just my perspective. I know i'm limited, and without being sarcastic it is painfully obvious. That's why I said to share something of your perception of reality.
Doesn't that imply you have a connection with them? One Aristotle might refer to as virtuous? Is it worth living for, whatever it is?
Or is it dependency, a need, something of value to you? It sounds like it must have value, but I don't want to assume.
Mostly agree with that, but I disagree with the reasoning. However if its what works for you then who am I to cast a stone lol. Just hope you don't use heavy pills
> Doesn't that imply you have a connection with them? One Aristotle might refer to as virtuous? Is it worth living for, whatever it is?
It's more a matter of just not wanting to hurt them. In my family's Catholic faith, suicide means eternal damnation. I don't buy that myself but I know it would destroy them to think I ended up there. I get what you're saying but it's actually more simple than that. I look at the direction humanity is taking and I look at my own life and I feel an exigent certainty that things are not going to improve. Sure we like to toss around cyberpunk concepts and stuff on this website and revel at the thought of all these new innovations but really, how many of these inventions are going to benefit us? not be used against us?
I had a nightmare recently about police helicopters circling the house and spotlighting the windows. I woke up and read the news that the RCMP are field testing helicopter drones. Little RC units that can fit in the trunk of a squad car. Now, just how close would that thing have to be before I could hear it and know it was there? get a clean shot at it? and a thousand other examples, that was just a recent one.
Just some half formed thoughts, take 'em or leave 'em.
I saw a thread somewhere on here that I can't find -.- (of course i just haven't looked enough lol) but it gave links to many websites including a game that was a 2D puzzle/logic game i loved.
So I figured I'd post about this game I just got. It's a new release and wow if you like that shit this game is going to blow your mind. I would be very careful looking up video reviews as any footage of this game is a spoiler.
It's called Antichamber, $20 on Steam atm.
And fucking shit my mind is still blown and I have yet to figure it out after playing today. Totally worth buying if you're into logic games.
The Bridge is also another one out I'd really like to try. However this one has a TON of eye candy and unreal geometry that leaves you just mind fucked.
haha yes that was it.. /cy/ is one of my less traveled boards and it was you who directed me to that game no less! much thanks
I haven't looked into this but I was fairly worried that this would be one of those pretentious "Artsy" titles.
Calling it artsy is a big stretch lol. All the puzzles are made 'non-euclidian' so in first person it can be very, very mind bending.
Drunk? High? Bump!
whiskey + ginger ale + some Loreena Mckennitt tunes = a good mix
Ye gods, I hate St. Patrick's Day.
The city was full of idiots wearing stupid plastic green hats and whatever green was in their closets. One guy was sporting a faded 15 year old Mountain Dew shirt, the only green he had I guess. I watched my favorite barmaid meticulously pour $81 worth of Jägerbombs and the fuckers left a $3 tip. Godammit, she's trying to make ends meet and she does a great job. Leave a respectable tip for christ's sake.
Patrick the saint... who helped destroy Irish culture in the name of Christianity. Patron saint of? HE WASN'T EVEN IRISH for fuck's sake. So lay off with the green hats and shit.
Came home to the sticks to drink with the cat. Just had to get that off my chest.
megachan isn't what it used to be..
Well lets workshop some ideas, new topics anybody?
War has changed.
But war NEVER changes.