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by theamberkey
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Re: Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)

My personal problems aside, plenty of superheros started pretty small. It takes a while to work up to the apocalypse stage. They tend to have powers and abilities bolted on according to fashion and what the writer needs to solve a problem he has written himself into. Right, so just think of your ch...
by theamberkey
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Re: Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)

Interesting, I guess. Really, it depends on how it handles. Does it have the same grinding problem that CoX had? ARe there still only 5 quests? Also, the problem with superheroes, is that you don't really want to level a superhero. It's the same problem that superhero RPGs have. I mean, when you're...
by theamberkey
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Champions Online (Who's your inner hero?)

I've been getting pretty excited about the upcoming Champions Online ( http://www.champions-online.com/ ). If the character creation in CoX is any indicator, this'll be the sort of game that sucks me in for hours... before I even get past character creation. It's by the same studio that did City of ...
by theamberkey
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Author of Elantris/Mistborn releases >Free E-book<
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Re: Author of Elantris/Mistborn releases >Free E-book<

Brandon Sanderson has commented on these boards more than a few times.
by theamberkey
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles
Replies: 34
Views: 3010

Re: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles

I have a friend who grates cheese into hers. It's actually pretty good.
by theamberkey
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 96062

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

Sluggy Freelance is the big one for me. It was my favorite webcomic for a long, long time. After a while I just realized it wasn't good anymore, and for every week he updated, he took three weeks off as a break with filler art or joke comics, right in the middle of serious storylines. Few things en...
by theamberkey
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Markus Zusak
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: Markus Zusak

Love this guy.

I really disliked the end to The Messenger, and I don't appear to be alone, but it was good enough that I was more than happy that I read it.

The Book Thief is just bloody brilliant.
by theamberkey
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 96062

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

Sluggy Freelance is the big one for me. It was my favorite webcomic for a long, long time. After a while I just realized it wasn't good anymore, and for every week he updated, he took three weeks off as a break with filler art or joke comics, right in the middle of serious storylines. Few things enr...
by theamberkey
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Durian
Replies: 27
Views: 2683

Re: Durian

Good God these things are awful. I tried one for the first time yesterday.
by theamberkey
Sun May 18, 2008 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 32242

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

The Book Thief -- The life of a girl in Nazi Germany through the eyes of Death.

Do it.
by theamberkey
Sun May 04, 2008 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pho
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Pho

Spoon? I guess I use that sometime, but usually it's a combination of chopsticks and drinking from the bowl. Well, sure, I do that, too. But mostly when I'm feeling lazy, because I really like that hoisin splash on each bite. But not in the soup? Nope. It completely dilutes the flavor of the sauce ...
by theamberkey
Sat May 03, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pho
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Pho

zenten wrote:Spoon? I guess I use that sometime, but usually it's a combination of chopsticks and drinking from the bowl.

Well, sure, I do that, too. But mostly when I'm feeling lazy, because I really like that hoisin splash on each bite.
by theamberkey
Thu May 01, 2008 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pho
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Pho

I tend to just go for the flank and brisket and other safe meats. But it is delicious. And you can't get the raw thing? Lame. I used to go to this place all the time and the thin beef cooked as they brought it out to you. Also, I always get a large, even though I know it's a mistake. Every single ti...
by theamberkey
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 58
Views: 4906

Re: Insomnia

Fuck insomnia.

I have to get up. I've been trying to sleep. I can't sleep.

Maybe I'll try this music thing you guys have mentioned.
by theamberkey
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 230522

Re: Things you remember reading -Merged: Searching for a...

I remember reading a book a while ago, generic fantasy, that I really enjoyed. The only detail I recall, however, is that the nobles of the land were tendered with homosexual lovers to prevent them from dropping bastards everywhere. The main char is going to get married and complains to his compani...
by theamberkey
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hateful Editors And The Readers Who Hate Them
Replies: 22
Views: 3328

Re: Hateful Editors And The Readers Who Hate Them

Personally I've always wondered if quotes like "Fantastic!", "Amazing!" etc, are amazingly out of context. If a critic says "It's amazing how much time this movie wastes on stupid subplots," are they allowed to quote him as saying "Amazing"? I don't know. I'd...
by theamberkey
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.
Replies: 97
Views: 6671

Re: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.

Graham Finch wrote:Cacti have bones?

The vicious, man-eating cacti of the Sahara do.

Bones big around as a man.
by theamberkey
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 21
Views: 3040

Re: Meditation

I'm not great at meditation; and I've done everything from 10-day silent Buddhist courses to 5-minutes-before martial arts quickies, of varying styles (western and eastern). That being said, I really do recognize the benefits of meditation in the realm of awareness, both internal and external (and I...
by theamberkey
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Can we confess our love of thai food?
Replies: 88
Views: 6370

Re: Can we confess our love of thai food?

@Moo : While the book isn't bad, I actually liked the movie better in this case. There's a gimmick in the book that the movie cuts out, and I feel it greatly improves the story by doing so. Nonetheless, it's worth the read, despite the (relative) loyalty of the movie to the source material. Also, n...
by theamberkey
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.
Replies: 97
Views: 6671

Re: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.

Let me tell you folks: never, ever, under ANY circumstance, sample sea cucumber. Please, flee the premises if anyone offers you some. Haha, I had sea cucumber today. I was at this traditional (more or less) engagement party with ten-course meals and the bride-to-be in three different dresses and su...
by theamberkey
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Can we confess our love of thai food?
Replies: 88
Views: 6370

Re: Can we confess our love of thai food?

Moo wrote:You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Wasn't it the Spaniard who said that?

I need to see that movie again.
by theamberkey
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Courage, Wisdom, and Power
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: Courage, Wisdom, and Power

The irony isn't apparent to me, but then my grasp of irony has always been sub-par, so I'll accept that it might be to others. In any case, I understand where you're coming from, but disagree with some of your assumptions which I won't bother to get into because honestly I'm really not trying to rea...
by theamberkey
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Courage, Wisdom, and Power
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: Courage, Wisdom, and Power

Personally, I think cannons are the most ironic thing in the universe. I mean, you have this big honkin' metal tube, but then when you put charge and shot into it and light a wick it can kill people! Er, instead of the sarcasm I should have just asked what's inherently ironic about the concept of ca...
by theamberkey
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: now you're cooking with fruit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: now you're cooking with fruit!

i mentioned that the other day and no one seemed to think it was a good idea. one of my favorite dessert type things EVER is mangoes with sticky rice and coconut icecream. SOOO GOOOOD. I can see coconut ice cream making this extra delicious. Now I want a pint of pineapple coconut ice cream . That a...
by theamberkey
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.
Replies: 97
Views: 6671

Re: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.

Sherpa Tea. It's tea made inside a big bamboo tube, insead of milk they use butter. Instead of butter they use rancid butter. And then add salt. it tastes like how I imagine tea would if it had been strained through a really old unwashed gym sock. Then soaked in a vat of cheese, and had extra salt ...
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dorm comic wall
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: Dorm comic wall

My own MacHall pick.

Malfunction Junction doesn't have many school-related ones, but this will do.

Really, anything from Minus is good for a one-shot dose of awesome.
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Courage, Wisdom, and Power
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: Courage, Wisdom, and Power

Aleril wrote:Don't forget the massive amounts of fanfictions.

Which are of course totally canon.
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Jabber Q comic
Replies: 12
Views: 2144

Re: Jabber Q comic

Ohh, on a side note, have you & your friend ever thought of using something like comicpress (a plugin for wordpress) to manage your webcomic? It'd make it easier for people to get at and read, it even handles archives and rss feeds for ya. I second the comicpress thing. My understanding is it's...
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Casa Bonita (now with pictures!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Casa Bonita (now with pictures!)

I haven't been there since I was probably about eight or something, but I have remembered that place since. Man, I thought the diving thing was so cool back then.

I don't actually remember the food, but I totally believe you.
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: now you're cooking with fruit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: now you're cooking with fruit!

Actually, I saw whats-her-name (my favourite presenter on Planet Food whose name now annyoingly escapes me) eat that (or similar; I think the rice was cooked in coconut milk?) in Thailand and it looked sooooooo good. It's a Thai dish, and there are countless variations, but at its most basic: mango...
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 13149

Re: Pizza Thread!

I'd like to try an avocado, pineapple, and bacon pizza. Holy mother of Joseph that sounds fantastic. Would the avocado be sliced? I was thinking thin slices, but chunks might actually be better. Also, I'm not really sure how well avocado bakes--it might be yummiest raw. In which case in would be a ...
by theamberkey
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: now you're cooking with fruit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: now you're cooking with fruit!

parkaboy wrote:mangoes

Make some sticky rice, slice the mango, top with coconut milk. Friggin' delicious.
by theamberkey
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 13149

Re: Pizza Thread!

Krispy kreme, pasionfruit pulp and golden syrup. With cheese and sauce. OM NOM NOM. Hahaha! That sounds positively... delightful. Favorite toppings (in general) are chicken, banana peppers, and a third one that I select in the heat of the moment. Artichoke hearts are nice, as are mushrooms, olives,...
by theamberkey
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Courage, Wisdom, and Power
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: Courage, Wisdom, and Power

Narsil wrote:It seems like they must have sunk a damn lot of money into that for it to be an awesome joke.

Fix'd.

I mean, if you're going to be IGN, the least you could contribute to the world is bad, fake trailers of movies I would totally go see because they were bad.
by theamberkey
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you actually enjoy your job?
Replies: 76
Views: 6271

Re: Do you actually enjoy your job?

I'm teaching English to non-speakers (mostly children) at the moment, and while in many ways teaching is rewarding, the whole setup of the Taiwanese school system doesn't lend itself well to my personal philosophies. But really, it's a pretty decent job. It has, mostly, made me consider getting into...
by theamberkey
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Jabber Q comic
Replies: 12
Views: 2144

Re: Jabber Q comic

Moo's really not being picky. Moo is simply informing you that had you read the rules you would know that posting links is frowned upon this early in your posting career. Most especially if you registered for the sole purpose of posting said link, which is what your post count implies. That being sa...
by theamberkey
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Can we confess our love of thai food?
Replies: 88
Views: 6370

Re: Can we confess our love of thai food?

damn. Anyway, it was delicious. The place is pretty close to the apartment so it only takes them about 10-15 minutes to deliver, though they are a little pricey. You have a Thai place that delivers?! Man, oh man, oh man. Oh. Man. Serious pain in my stomach. I'm hungry. Uh, yeah! We've got like 3 pl...
by theamberkey
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.
Replies: 97
Views: 6671

Re: The. Wost. Thing. You've. Eaten.

SecondTalon wrote:So far, the worst thing I can recall is kimchee. I'm just not remotely a fan of the stuff.

Weirdo.

Stinky tofu. Everyone agrees it smells nasty, but it is usually said to taste not much different than normal tofu. Bullshit. I nearly puked.
by theamberkey
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hateful Editors And The Readers Who Hate Them
Replies: 22
Views: 3328

Re: Hateful Editors And The Readers Who Hate Them

If there's any other way to know whether the book is good, I take that road. Recommendations, reading the first few pages, hell, even the cover and title alone. The killer was Faith of the Fallen (back when I was into Sword of Truth). The writing on the flap gave away things that happened halfway th...
by theamberkey
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2519718

Re: Back to post yo' face

I found an abandoned tank when driving with my friends. http://panther.is3.okcimg.com/users/170/866/17186675098508136848/p554754904.jpg A side-shot. I'm in Montreal, here, visiting a friend. http://panther.is3.okcimg.com/users/170/866/17186675098508136848/p33600563.jpg Taken a few months ago after a...

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