Hey megachan, i'm fairly new to this site, but I already like it a lot.
But, i have a question: do threads on here 404 like they do on other chan sites, such as 4chan?
Since megachan is slow as fuck it will stay in 1st page for about 4 years or so.
Well, I wouldn't say that long. But yeah, it will be on the front page for a while.
Look at page 10 of this board for your answer. The very bottom threads were last bumped in 2011. I made a Christmas related thread in 2011 and it got bumped this past Christmas again.
So, we are all, most likely, some degree of cheep bastard. I propose a new thread. Food. Delicious, delicious food.
Home cooked, low cost meals preferred.
I'll start with today's breakfast. And dinner. Hand made hash browns, one medium potato grated fine, and then squeezed in your hands until water stops coming out. Contain the potato in your clean hands, with as small a gap as you can manage. This is the best, most efficient way I have discovered. Two eggs, over easy. And two strips of bacon, I cut mine in half to better fit in my pan around the hashbrown.
It's important you use a good skillet, preferably cast iron. You start with the bacon. When it is time to flip the bacon, you do so, making sure there is room in the middle for your hashbrown. Press grated potato into about a half inch thick patty, place down. Flip when you can see cooked potato through most of the patty. Turn off skillet, remove bacon as cooked, scoot hash brown to the side, and place your eggs. Turn off your stove if you are using cast iron, as the pan is more than hot enough to cook your eggs.
I prefer mine slathered with catsup, but I left it off to demonstrate.
I prepared the perfect tomato soup some days ago, made up every step and the proportion of ingredients and still everything came together perfectly well.
Peeled and cut about 4 tomatoes in irregular size, while on a middle sized pot i stirred an onion and two garlic bits in olive oil until they were getting crispy. Then poured the tomatoes inside, and added like 600 Ml of boiling water with A bouillon cube of olive and merken (chilean spice). Stirred until boiled, then stuck a stick blender inside and blended everything into the soup itself. Served and added salt, basil and pepper to my own liking.
From about twelve on, I grew up near a town in the foothills of California known for mining. As such, it has a pretty strong tradition of Pasties...and I haven't been home in a while. So I had a craving.
I present to you, Beef and potato pasties. Not exactly traditional, but for what the fuck do I have in the house food, it's amazing.
So, take about half a pound of beef. I used ground chuck as I had it on hand, 85% lean. Cubed up steak is fine too. You can also do a 50/50 mix of beef and pork, and it's amazing.
One mid sized potato, cubed small.
Two tablespoons diced parsley
Salt and pepper liberally. I used about a teaspoon each.
For the crust I used 9 1/2oz flour, approximately two cups.
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4s teaspoon salt
3 1/2 oz shortening by weight. (six tablespoons)
3/4 cup milk
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>Home cooked, low cost meals preferred.
Here's what I had last night.
Potato feta dumplings in lemon clam sauce.
Minced onion sauted with a pat of butter.
Zest, juice and pulp from half a lemon. Can of clams in their juice. This put into the pan with the carmelized onions to warm.
A half cup of leftover mashed potatoes, 1 egg, about 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese, mixed with enough flour to make a thick dough, biscuit like. This is dropped by tiny spoonfuls into boiling water. About five minutes with the lid closed has them floating and presumed cooked. Drained and put into a bowl.
Clam sauce is thickened with a little cornstarch and poured over potato dumplings. It was enough for 2 or 3 servings.
Last movie thread stopped bumping, so here's the new one. You know the deal...
Old thread: http://www.megachan.net/disc/res/3972.html
Hodejegerne AKA Headhunters - genius, genius Norwegian flick about a high class art thief, and there's some nanotech involved too. Perfect balance of humour, action, intrigue, gore, and romance. Pointless Hollywood remake coming soon.
...but too bad no one posts in general media threads anymore :(
klaus topfstedt stinkt nach Schweiß und benutzt kein Deo
On the Silver Globe - a surreal SF epic from Poland, filmed in the late 70's but never properly completed and not released at all until 1988 because of government intervention.
Some astronauts crash land and are marooned on an Earthlike planet. They eek out a primitive existence and eventually start to populate the planet. Something about the new planet causes their offspring to grow and mature rapidly. Belatedly they discover that another sentient species, a violent and warlike one, already inhabits the planet. The first hour or so is the astronauts' own shaky-cam field footage, sent back to Earth in a mini rocket. Centuries pass and another mission arrives from Earth. It just gets stranger from there. A large chunk of the script consists of soliloquies or perhaps "half mad ravings" would be more accurate.
The original production was halted when the Polish vice-minister of cultural affairs decided that the war between the humans and the indigenous creatures was some kind of allegory of the Polish people vs. communism. He ordered the reels and all costumes and props to be destroyed but the film was hidden and members of the cast and crew took the props home and kept them. Production was completed some ten years later, with the director doing brief narrative segments to cover scenes that could not be shot at that time, which in my opinion actually contributes to the surrealism and overall atmosphere, and gives it an almost documentary feel. As if it had all really happened.
You really, really ought to see this one folks. I can't believe I'd never heard of it before.
(The last television thread stopped bumping.)
Anyone watch online shows (ok so it's not television strictly speaking, but...) I've been watching a lot of Obscurus Lupa on TGWTG. I find the Nostalgia Critic guy too shouty and annoying most of the time, but Nostalgia Chick and Lupa are generally worth watching (the first because her analysis is good, the second because the movies she reviews are awful...)
Also been watching the Clone Wars (2008). Pretty good, although a lot more violent that I was expecting - lots of dead clones, and they make no attempt to avoid the fact that they are dead and not just wounded. The stories aren't that brilliant, but it's more like vignettes than a proper arc, so I'm not too bothered. And Asajj Ventress (Count Dooku's apprenctice) is a great recurring baddie.
You can find the old thread here: http://www.megachan.net/disc/res/2317.html
Walking Dead started up again. It was decent. Still 100 times better than season 2.
But what the hell is this. I don't normally watch TV on TV but on my computer in some form. Tonight I actually watched this on cable, and noticed something which seems fucking odd. When the episode was over there was a talk show called The Talking Dead. I figured, this will be 15 minutes, tops. It was an hour long... and this is supposed to happen every week? So I left the set on in the background and opened up the shitty laptop in this room to make the rounds on the web. After the talk show, they aired the new episode of The Walking Dead again. I got sucked down the rabbit hole and ignored it. When the episode was over... it started again. When it was over for this third time, the talk show came on again. This was when I turned the set off.
And they are also now airing the whole show from episode 1 onward in the middle of the week... but in black and white. WTF? Who thinks this shit is that important?
It's not that it's important. It's that people eat it up. It's background noise they can tolerate and leave on, and thus suck up the commercials.
So the new episode of Black Mirror aired last night. I know it gets some flak for being tryhard, "edgy" and pseudo-intellectual but I just liken it to a modern day Twilight Zone (except instead of paranormal stuff it focuses on personal technology, social networking media and so on in the very near future).
Without giving too much away, last night's story was about what you leave behind in the digital realm when you die... facebook posts, tweets, email, home videos, etc. and what can be done with it.
A thread for beautiful people. No porn.
That one went over my head?
oh... didn't you see Prometheus? her terrifying surgery scene? There was blood everywhere and uh... OK it was probably a lame joke, never mind. I didn't want to post a pic because its not really what I'd call worksafe.
(That film was the disappointment of the century but we've already been over that on this board).
Lurker here, first time posting. If I do anything stupid tell me and I'll stop.
I've always had dreams about random things (video games that never existed, boring everyday shit, and the occasional 'that was the weirdest porn I have ever experienced') but every so often I have a dream or two that I thought might appeal to you guys. Unfortunately I have lost most of my old logs so I'll just start with the most recent one I had.
It's worth noting I was never quite sure if I was the narrator of this dream or the protagonist, because I know I was someone in the dream but I can't remember what exactly I did. It was kind of like if I were explaining what was in it to a rather bored audience or something, which has been the case for many of my more interesting dreams (sadly).
Basically, it was a post-apocalyptic version of Earth, a long time after some third world war, with a lot of emphasis on a return to the medieval feudal system of sorts. Except that instead of castles, you had heavily-defended city-state hubs, very built-up but made from the bare minimum of resources, sitting in the middle of endless desert wasteland with a great deal of space in between them. And instead of knights on horseback you had giant flying "scaffolds", effectively large airship frames lined with CIWS and missile launchers but with only really the frame and vital parts built in. Peasants were basically the thousands of people that worked maintaining various aspects of the city, Clergy were the few remaining people who kept any sort of documentation of what happened in the past (and were notably the only ones who had a true networked computer system), and nobility was basically the war veterans (or rather descendants of war veterans) who ran the city.
Now this is where things get sort of complicated. Just about everything in the city has been built with the bare minimum of necessary resources. In other words, just about any sort of machinery is a frame and the bare minimum of working components. That's not to say that it wasn't elegant, as the keepers of the city clearly wanted it to look as good as it could for its time, but as a res
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Huh, it's been a while since I've had a dream I remember as in depth as that. The other day I had a dream I argued with some people that I didn't want to play regular D&D because 'elves are gay' and we should play a sci fi variant. I ended up acquiescing and enjoying myself despite the magic. Yep.
Well, I should've posted this way earlier but I kind of forgot. Either way, this dream is pretty old, but I've got decent logs of it and such so I'll put it here.
This was another dream in a far post-apocalyptic environment, but this time things are more Waterworld-esque. The supposed third world war melted the icecaps and covered almost the entire planet in water. After a short state of total anarchy, some kind of empire developed to reunify the world's remaining people in underwater colonies. This empire lasted for a very long time, but it was not a benevolent one. It was a conquering entity that slaughtered millions in the name of keeping those who had come out on top above the rest of society. It ruled with an iron fist and there was much technological stagnation.
Eventually, the Empire decided that it would reinstate small private companies to promote more research and development. However, as these private companies grew, they consolidated into three massive Corporations. Out of disgust for the Empire that constantly kept everything they did under its thumb, these corporations rebelled against the Empire. Their superior technology and will for true economic freedom managed to drive back the Empire, which decided to cut its losses and run, eventually becoming a mere memory in the society's minds.
However, the Corporations soon found that their greatest competition was among themselves. Slowly they evolved into three separate states, each in conflict with one another for resources. Although people lived a better life under the Corporations, there was still plenty of conflict and the disparity between the rich and the poor simply grew greater.
That's where things begin with my character. The son of two wealthy corporate executives for the smallest of the three Corporations who lived on the surface of the sea, I was sent off to the Depths to begin living my life independently (The Depths are where everyone starts out, and they eventually move to the surface as they garner more wealth and recognition). However, something new was starting up in the Depths, a faction called the Resistance. The Resistance called for the corporations
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> Megachan-related dreams
OK, here's one from last week. Definitely related.
I was piloting a small space fighter in Earth orbit, with a female copilot. I'm not sure if we were at war or what was going on. We were approaching a big space carrier, basically a cross between the Sulaco from Aliens and the carriers from Space: Above and Beyond. Similar design as the Sulaco but huge like the Saratoga (the Saratoga is half a km long; bigger than a contemporary US Navy aircraft carrier). We requested landing bay instructions but were denied. We bullshitted with the radio controller a bit and she changed her mind and gave us permission to land. I realized, something wasn't right. They clearly said no, then said yes for no apparent reason, despite myself and my crew mate breaking protocol in our negotiations (I can't remember exactly but we broke some rule or other). I wondered whether the ship had been infiltrated or secretly taken over or something...
we landed in the bay and prepared for the worst...
...and I hate the fact that I dream up these fascinating tales but NEVER seem to get to the conclusions :/
Yesterday was the birthday of our dear and fluffy lord. So what did you get/give for xmas megachan?
For probably the first time ever I got only very practical things, things I can use. A much needed raincoat (one of the heavy duty ones that won't wear out after two years), hand-knit gloves, a phone, and the camera which took this picture. Oh and a fruitcake.
I was stumped for presents to give my family so I just gave them each a pretty card with a bit of moose meat that was in the freezer. They asked "did you shoot this yourself?" but actually I haven't done that yet. I told them, maybe next year.
An iPad, some clothes, shoes, and jewellery, an alarm clock, some books, an iTunes gift card, a new video card, Kid A collector's edition, Lain OST, and some DVDs. Economic climate? Age? What're those?
I mostly gave clothes, gadgets, and books to my family and a few friends, some of which were appreciated, some of which rather weren't.
I used to disassemble electronic toys and try to build things out of the parts. I got as far as some sort of strange scuttling thing made mostly of Robosapien legs (anyone else remember Robosapiens?) and Slinkies. I think it's still in the garage at our old house. I fear for the sanity of whoever eventually buys that house when they open the garage and discover that batteries-not-included eldritch abomination.
All I can think of now are Sid's toys.
Why I got tonsillitis thanks for asking(I'm not sure what I was looking at, but if it involves naked anything, don't post it.)
Let's have a good 2013.
I can totally understand this. For the last four years I've been saying, "wow, this year sucked. it sucked even worse than last year. This year has to be better." Then it gets worse than the last year. :o
It has been getting so that I cannot, with any sincerity, say, "happy new year".
Until last year. 2012 still sucked, but it also had some good bits, some progress. It sucked less than 2011. I moved: that helped.
So maybe *this* year, will be a happy new year. :)
Actually the past few years have been ok for me. Not great, but not shit, either. But every time I go "OMG OK EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT", they kinda...you know, don't.
a funny, yet compelling, proposal
with bonus points that at least some port of the nordic hel? You can go there, if you want. It's a real place.
Oh needs gods?
Roman is the way to go
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