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by Oblivious Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A blank slate can go into almost any career.
Replies: 54
Views: 7995

Re: A blank slate can go into almost any career.

I'm going to advocate indecision here. Not "wait until later to decide what you want to do with your life" indecision, but "study what interests you and then see what jobs you can get once you're sick of school" indecision. Short-term gratification is the bomb - also, if all else...
by Oblivious Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 28345

Re: Starcraft!

I know you're right. Deep down, I know the gamer cynicism belief that it won't be good as it's predecessor. But this is Blizzard we're talking about here. They haven't failed yet. Warcraft. Then again, the main reason I hate it is that it's ALMOST fantasy starcraft, they just had to have heroes and...
by Oblivious Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 28345

Re: Starcraft!

Wait, Starcraft1 wasn't all about mobile armies, micromanagement, and harassment? You could have fooled me, I thought that it was ALL about having mobile armies that could double on offense, defense, and harassing enemy bases and expansions to get advantages while battles themselves were all about ...
by Oblivious Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 305344

Re: Misquote the person above you.

DrStalker wrote:Hey! I take offense when people accurately critique me!
You're an immature little bitch, aren't you?
by Oblivious Bear
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 28345

Re: Starcraft!

Unfortunately, expectations for Starcraft 2 are so high that it's impossible it will be as good as expected. We all need to remember, also, that Starcraft wasn't balanced until Brood War 1.11 or thereabouts. Starcraft 2 will probably have some huge problems at first. That's what patches and expansio...
by Oblivious Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Made-Up Slang
Replies: 52
Views: 5703

Re: Made-Up Slang

And of course, when one quotes a proverb or pseudo-proverb, one must lionize (add the word "lion" to in replacement of one of the nouns) it, as in "Don't look a gift lion in the mouth", "Old lions is good news", and "there won't be any lions blowing come Judgement...
by Oblivious Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

THREAD IS UP! I was going to try to work all of this into the first post, but it's a lot easier to do this way. BACKGROUND/SETTING INFORMATION: "DISSERTATION" TWO The rebellion we'll be 'playing the members of is known as the Silent Riot, for their general modus operandi, which involves ca...
by Oblivious Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform RP: The Higher Cause
Replies: 28
Views: 2705

Freeform RP: The Higher Cause

Keith L. Sawyer, Chief Organizer of the Silent Riot, walked into the Rock's "conference hall" - a room with space for maybe one hundred people on a good day - and nodded amiably to his fellow rebels. His implant-modified eyes scanned the room for threats out of habit, and he saw nothing ou...
by Oblivious Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

podbaydoor wrote:Yeah, that's probably why they put the D&D thread in here.

Sounds good, I'll put it here then.
by Oblivious Bear
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25724
Views: 2040668

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, unfortunately you just used the only wish that will be fulfilled.
by Oblivious Bear
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

It's Friday, and the game thread is currently being made! I'll edit this post with a link once it's complete, but it will be in the Forum Games topic (amazing, I know).
by Oblivious Bear
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A thousand Cranes
Replies: 31
Views: 1777

Re: A thousand Cranes

Construction crane out of paper - possible?
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 28345

Re: Starcraft!

[soapbox=gamer_nerd] Debunking some common Brood War myths before we go any further: 1) Carriers are not that good. In fact, they're almost completely useless once your opponent knows you have them. Against zerg, they are rarely if ever recommended (scourge and defilers' plague pop them like balloon...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Wow, this sounds awesome... I don't suppose you have room for one more?? :wink: If you do I'll be able to get a character description to you by friday. Of course we have room for more! UPDATE: Due to procrastination and more-papers-to-write-than-I-realized-at-first on my part, the beginning of the ...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Juggling what now?
Replies: 33
Views: 2239

Re: Juggling what now?

If you refer to someone other than Anthony Gatto as God in a juggling thread, you have lost your capacity to be respected.

Anyway, I recommend Renegade for high-quality juggling equipment.
by Oblivious Bear
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 305344

Re: Misquote the person above you.

d33p wrote:Mute Geese!
Damn, I wish the geese in my neighborhood were mute...
by Oblivious Bear
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Hey, what's the collective worldbuilding verdict on devices that hover/fly/defy gravity - say, a hoverchair? Magnets? Sufficiently advanced magical technology? Well, considering we already have hovercraft, you ought to be able to have an air-cushion hoverchair without any trouble. Antigrav would re...
by Oblivious Bear
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bad_sex (Not spam, and definately NSFW!)
Replies: 120
Views: 16965

Re: Bad_sex (Not spam, and definately NSFW!)

Nyarlathotep wrote:...
Wow, that sounds like something out of bad fanfic.
Since when is there GOOD fanfic?
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Made-Up Slang
Replies: 52
Views: 5703

Re: Made-Up Slang

Anal excitement must be referred to as "rimulation". The act of looking down upon/punishing homosexuals is referred to as "Godomy" (in reference to God's lovely reaction to behavior in Sodom in the Bible). When one wants to say "vegetarians", one must instead say "...
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 30840

Re: Gender Confirmation

I feel the most manly when cuddling and when doing random favors for girls.

Yeah, I'm not all that manly. :oops:
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Gelsamel wrote:My format is pretty pathetic ;-)
Too bad, it's official now! :P
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Bad_sex (Not spam, and definately NSFW!)
Replies: 120
Views: 16965

Re: Bad_sex (Not spam, and definately NSFW!)

First of all, CTY kicks nine kinds of ass, major props. Now it's storytime! I was at a different CTY site, Kaneohe, Hawaii, two years ago. That campus (unknown to me when I signed up, I can assure you) is infamous for having a ton of casual sex behind the counselors' backs. I went there at a time wh...
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Just post 'em here I guess.
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45507

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

cacp wrote:E is by far the best. I ran E16 on a PII 266 and is was prettier than Vista and a hell of a lot more stable (and 5x as fast).
What is E?
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Nope, never too late for another player. Welcome aboard!

I suppose I'll be taking the captain/setting control role, since no one else has expressed interest. The cogs are turning, but again, I can't do much until tomorrow.
by Oblivious Bear
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9125

Re: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread

When the beat-up old Beatle finally arrives at the Costco, Paul frowns at the shattered windows as he leaps out. "Doesn't look too defensible; we'll have to grab supplies and get out. Last town I was in there was a Home Depot that was pretty easy to defend, and had some great shit in it; I thin...
by Oblivious Bear
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy
Replies: 67
Views: 4668

Re: Ubuntu Gutsy

Compiz is amazingly cool. My idiot Vista-using friends are all incredibly jealous; they keep begging me to teach them how to use Desktop Cube, the write-in-fire thing, and the ring switcher; my answer is the same every time.

"Upgrade to Ubuntu, then we'll talk."
by Oblivious Bear
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Well that was quite the awkward pause.

I'm gonna go ahead and create a thread in the Forum Games forum after my midterm Tuesday; if anyone wants to create it before then, that's fine, I just don't have time to do so right now.
by Oblivious Bear
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy
Replies: 67
Views: 4668

Re: Ubuntu Gutsy

Until they make it simple to dual boot, get wireless functionality to workout of the box, I will not be switching. If you already have Windows installed on a box, dual booting ought to be easy as spitting; and on my computer, at least, the wireless works perfectly fine. EDIT: I'm downloading Gutsy ...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ubuntu Gutsy
Replies: 67
Views: 4668

Re: Ubuntu Gutsy

The beta is being downloaded... I just read up on what actually is included in Gutsy that wasn't in Feisty, and it sounds fucking pimp. AppArmor? Yes please. Compiz? Hell to the yes. Effective desktop search so I don't need to use Google Desktop? I love you, Ubuntu. Fast user switching? I'm going to...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lightweight browsers? (Win2K/XP)
Replies: 10
Views: 6706

Re: Lightweight browsers? (Win2K/XP)

Opera is really incredibly nice. Just don't close any tabs while you're watching a Youtube video or the like; for some reason that messes it up. Also, the speed dial is fucking pimp.
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9125

Re: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread

"I thought I saw four or five," Paul answers, "But I was a bit distracted at the time." He glances around as they continue driving, seeing a few solitary zombies but no mobs and none in their path. Soon the car reaches the main road that will take them north about a half mile to ...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 44440

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Tally Hall is still virtually unknown, right?
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9125

Re: Zombie Survival Roleplaying thread

Paul snatches the crowbar from Tom's hand and levers the bumper away from the front right wheel, then returns it,, gently and warily opens the Beatle's passenger door, and climbs in. Keeping an eye out for zombies, he motions for Pixel to start the car. "Ought to run just fine now. Let's get ou...
by Oblivious Bear
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Oblivious Bear wrote:The internet is pretty much for porn still.


Fix'd.
Seeing as I finally saw Avenue Q last weekend (yay!), I can't argue with that.
by Oblivious Bear
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

I figure my character will eventually become "good" (or maybe just start acting on his own) anyway. And downloading information matrix style would be lame. But I'm all for using extremely close to reality simulations for psychological training (who to target, how to do a particular martia...
by Oblivious Bear
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

What is the average life expectancy? Average life expectancy of a rebel? State of health care technology? Private practices, or completely government controlled? Have we finally wiped out the insurance companies or are they still around? Recreational drugs? Treatment of mental illness? How big is t...
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Getting ideas in awkward places
Replies: 36
Views: 2370

Re: Getting ideas in awkward places

See, I usually remember my good ideas. Then I write them down, save them, and forget about them for a week or two. Then I see them, go "what was I thinking? That's stupid" and delete them. Then a week or two after that , I remember what was so cool about it and write that down, but it's to...
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2430649

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I'm a fucking asshat. Any of you females who need a male to assault as a proxy for the entire gender, I'm right here, and I'm honestly too disgusted with myself to do anything but agree with you.
by Oblivious Bear
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 8777

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

A couple more questions - what's entertainment like? Are we moved into the age of "tri-d" movies? Music? Do large corporations control entertainment consumption or is it fragmented into independent producers? How are 20th century artists viewed? (For example, some rebels could rally aroun...

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