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by Semidi
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 393396

Re: Lovecraftian Games

If you don't mind text based games, Anchorhead is a pretty good Lovecraft inspired game. (link) http://www.wurb.com/if/game/17.html
by Semidi
Sun May 03, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nabokov
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Nabokov

I can't tell you more than my own opinion on it whether it's "good" or not (I think it's excellent), but I definitely think it's worth reading if only for the uniqueness in the way the story is told. It has most of the Nabokov "trademarks" such as the humor (often dark) and an un...
by Semidi
Sat May 02, 2009 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nabokov
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Nabokov

Aside from Lolita, I've read his Novel/Poem Pale Fire. It's one of the weirder books I've read. It's like House of Leaves in that the commentary, preface, and such are part of the story. It's a pretty clever work. The person doing the commentary will talk about the poem and then go on insane tangent...
by Semidi
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Enjoying bad movies
Replies: 50
Views: 6199

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter.

I saw that title and knew I had to watch it. It's great, it has a buying cloths montage scene, a musical number, Jesus fighting atheists, vampires wearing lesbian skin, a guy using kidneys as boxing gloves, and a Mexican wrestler sidekick. Yeah... awesome.
by Semidi
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 18286

Re: Books that make you genuinely laugh

The Dresden Files:
I forgot to take my George Orwell shaped multivitamins along with my breakfast cereal of Big Brother O's this morning.


I read that yesterday on the train going to school and burst out laughing. I got many funny looks.
by Semidi
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Analyses of Hofstadter's opus
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: Analyses of Hofstadter's opus

I plan on reading the book at least once a year until I stop finding cool new things I hadn't noticed before. I expect to be reading the book every year for the rest of my life. I really plan on picking up a lot more now that I've studied more formal logic, functionalism in cog-sci, and music theory.
by Semidi
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Replies: 41
Views: 4366

Re: Repo! The Genetic Opera

I have.

Well, just because Ogre from Skinny Puppy is in it. And yes, I'm such a fanboy that I'll go see it just for that.

The previews look like it can be either good, a bad movie but a "cult" movie (like The Hunger), or just a plain old bad movie.
by Semidi
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 12374

Re: Nine Inch Nails

I just returned home from one of their lives shows. My ears are ringing, my hip hurts, my knees hurt, my ribs hurt, and I'm incredibly tired. The experience: Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. I don't think I've ever screamed out "Fist fuck" along with hundreds of accompanying people. If ...
by Semidi
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your eyesight!
Replies: 137
Views: 12014

Re: Post your eyesight!

-7.75 on left, -7.0 on right.

Without contacts/glasses, things are just blobs of color.
by Semidi
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 164161

Re: Top 10 Artists

At the moment:

Skinny Puppy
Bauhaus
Nine Inch Nails
Black Sabbath
Iggy Pop & The Stooges
Alice in Chains
David Bowie
Joy Division
The Velvet Underground
Genitorturers

It'll probably change again in a week.
by Semidi
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29386

Re: Tool

I own all of their albums (my favorite being Lateralus, my least being 10,000 Days (I just couldn't get into it. I liked Right in Two and Vicarious but the others fell flat for me)). I saw them live last year, and frankly I was marginally disappointed. Maybe is was because I had heard that their sho...
by Semidi
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6636

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

Aguirre - the Wrath of God
Fitzcarraldo (also a Herzog fan)
Pan's Labyrinth (mentioned by a lot)
Battle of Algiers (haven't seen mentioned yet, I could have missed it)

There are probably more, but those are the ones that I really remember and love.
by Semidi
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Stephen King
Replies: 39
Views: 4954

Re: Stephen King

I really loved his On Writing; it's by far the best book about writing fiction--ever. The autobiographical parts of it are meh. I really enjoyed The Stand, Salem's Lot, and The Dark Tower. I'm hoping to read Misery, It, The Shining, and Pet Sematary whenever I get a chance. I have a huge appreciatio...
by Semidi
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Virginia Woolf
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Virginia Woolf

In terms of modernists, I prefer Faulkner way above Woolf. Admittedly, I've read way more Faulkner than I have Woolf, but his style, voice, and narrative just appeal to me a lot more. I think that if I gave Woolf a more determined read I could get more from her, but I honestly just don't want to put...
by Semidi
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Great Scenes In Film
Replies: 50
Views: 6023

Re: Great Scenes In Film

All of the Russian roulette scenes from The Deer Hunter. So amazing and disturbing.
by Semidi
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro gaming - Fallout 2
Replies: 46
Views: 5752

Re: Retro gaming - Fallout 2

I'm playing through the original now. I'll probably play fallout 2 after. My favorite part of the game is the progression of someone with a spear/pistol and no armor struggling with rats to someone with a hunting rifle and metal armor struggling with gangs to someone with power armor and a laser rif...
by Semidi
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Summer reading

So, for my AP lit & Comp class, I need to read 2 books over the summer: One flew over the cuckoo's nest, and The Stranger. From what I understand, the former is supposed to be a really good read... But I have never heard of The Stranger. Can anyone who has read it tell me if it's any good? I wa...
by Semidi
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477596

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm reading A Clockwork Orange. It's real horrorshow like.
by Semidi
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russia proposes law against "emo"
Replies: 43
Views: 5807

Re: Russia proposes law against "emo"

With everyone wearing black, this makes me wonder how they're going to sort out the emos from the metal heads, goths, fetishers, rivet heads, punks, and posers. What'r they going to do? Search I-pods? "Pantera? You're free to go." "Dash Board? You're going to get ten years for Dash Bo...
by Semidi
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How often do you read the Christian Bible?
Replies: 76
Views: 7166

Re: How often do you read the Christian Bible?

The sheer number of injustices and morbid acts of cruelty and atrocities found throughout the bible always turned me off. Every time my father, a fairly devout Jew, brings a passage to me that he finds interesting or beautiful or telling, I'll read before or ahead of it a couple of passages and alm...
by Semidi
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interweb radio stations / Pandora Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 6786

Re: Interweb radio stations

If one is into Goth, Industrial, EBM, and Darkwave, Sanctuary is a good choice (http://www.sanctuaryradio.com//). Usually a reasonably good station. It's like I'm at a Goth club when I'm at the computer!
by Semidi
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: David Bowie Is The Greatest Rock Star Ever.
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: David Bowie Is The Greatest Rock Star Ever.

I love David Bowie so much. Ziggy Stardust is my favorite album of his, though I love so many others. I also love what he did with Iggy Pop in The Idiot and the Stooge's Raw Power album. Even the worst David Bowie song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_YhN_mwPUY&feature=related) is awesome... On...
by Semidi
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Knight
Replies: 602
Views: 53640

Re: The Dark Knight

Agreed with everyone who has said it's fucking awesome. So I'll say it again. This movie is fucking awesome. I would do it in all caps, but my caps just aren't big enough to really show how fucking awesome this movie is. I was never bored, I couldn't help but laugh at The Joker (who was fucking awes...
by Semidi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S&M barbie
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: S&M barbie

Meh, I'm not impressed.

I'll buy my first barbie when she comes with a ball-gag and safety pins.
by Semidi
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 91143

Re: Creationism

Hrm... and it seems that I've stirred the pot. Might as well continue doing that then. I challenge everyone on this board to put forth their totally testable theory for the creation of the Universe. You're all very interested in testable theory, as am I, so I put the challenge forth. What is the te...
by Semidi
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How often do you read the Christian Bible?
Replies: 76
Views: 7166

Re: How often do you read the Christian Bible?

I read parts of it when I forget it. It's incredibly important stuff to know if one wants to study Western Literature (like I did, not so much anymore). I don't think some of the "Old" Testament is actually sort of good when one approaches it like they would other ancient literature. The N...
by Semidi
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my hobby:
Replies: 37
Views: 4353

Re: my hobby:

I have a deck of cards with me at all times that I shuffle when I'm thinking. It gives me something to do with my hands, and I'm an awesome shuffler.
by Semidi
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What difficulty player are you?
Replies: 87
Views: 7702

Re: What difficulty player are you?

On FPS I like the next to the hardest difficulty as the hardest difficulty is usually a bitch to do, and normal can be too easy. Playing on easy is just a waste of cash. However, if the game is one of those that are actually REALLY hard like STALKER, I play on normal. On RTS I start on easy until I ...
by Semidi
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Senator John Cornyn's "Big John" ad
Replies: 18
Views: 2569

Re: Senator John Cornyn's "Big John" ad

Yet another reason to feel embarrassed when I say that I'm from Texas. Thanks Big John!
by Semidi
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd at drawball.com
Replies: 842
Views: 55417

Re: xkcd at drawball.com

I wish I was better at this sort of thing, I used about 4% of my ink trying to write "Fuck this place" in a bubble and then writing, "DNE" next to it. (http://xkcd.com/295/)

I kept on fucking up and said the hell with it.

But yeah, pretty cool thing going on.
by Semidi
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: postmodernism: yea or nay
Replies: 51
Views: 8280

Re: postmodernism: yea or nay

Nietzsche is considered close to the post-modernist movement ? I don't see any similarity at all. I guess this is another post-modernist claim. I didn't study philosophy more seriously than a hobbyist, but I would consider Nietzsche a pre-singularitarian and a pre-posthumanist instead of a pre-post...
by Semidi
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: postmodernism: yea or nay
Replies: 51
Views: 8280

Re: postmodernism: yea or nay

I don't like about 95% of the post-modern "theory" like Derrida and Baudrillard mostly because when I read them, I have a distinct feeling that they're trying to bullshit me. I have a philosophy background and reading Baudrillard pisses me off. He doesn't take the time to define words that...
by Semidi
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3771

Re: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

This summer I'm taking Lit. History 3 Modernism, Studies in Fiction: Virtual Reality (reading and watching Sci-fi, awesome for an upper division course), and ASL 3 and 4. Next semester I'm taking Cognitive Science, Mind Language Reality, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Lit. History 2 1800-1900, and Histor...
by Semidi
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477596

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Just finished Kafka's the Trial , and currently reading Jose Luis Borges Labyrinths and Wilde's Picture of Dorian Grey . All three are fantastic authors in their own respect and Wilde in particular writes beautifully. Borges is one of the most under-rated authors I've come across and I recommend hi...
by Semidi
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage protests in California
Replies: 35
Views: 4018

Re: Gay marriage protests in California

I love the comments almost more than the video...

Some Duechebag wrote:Eat less Soy and your Homosexual cravings will cease.


But yeah, nothing new here, people hiding behind their religion as a way of justifying bigotry. It makes me very sad.
by Semidi
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Twilight Zone
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: The Twilight Zone

I like the one where there's a guy who works at a bank, but all he wants to do is read. And everyone in the world vanishes or dies (I forget).

So awesome.

I need to get the next few episodes on Netflix.
by Semidi
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Predict your future using your music
Replies: 70
Views: 6509

Re: Predict your future using your music

Some Girls are Bigger than Others - The Smiths A Means to an End - Joy Division Suck - Nine Inch Nails. ... Well, you see, some girls are bigger than others, but that doesn't mean they can't be a means to an end... Yeah... That's disturbing. I have a cruel future before me. Once more... 1969 - The S...
by Semidi
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: This is the topic wherein we share our last.fm profiles.
Replies: 72
Views: 8778

Re: This is the topic wherein we share our last.fm profiles.

Here's mine.

http://www.last.fm/user/Semidi/

So far everyone I've looked at has been low or very low.
by Semidi
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Dark Tower series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

Re: The Dark Tower series?

I love it. I think it kind of gets worse as it progresses, though. The First was real good, and last last was the worst. I like the one with the train a lot too though, can't remember it's name. I'm the opposite I guess, I thought they got better as they went along. The first was awful , and they g...
by Semidi
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite of the Big Three of Horror?
Replies: 38
Views: 3944

Re: Favorite of the Big Three of Horror?

Poe has fantastic style, gripping stories, and the real master of he macabre. Lovecraft may have been a good horror writer if he was able to write well. Mind you, I am a Lovecraft fan, but from a stylistic point of view, he sucks. Stephen King writes readable books that have good stories, but he's m...

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