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by Nyarlathotep
Mon May 17, 2010 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 26435

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

I like Poe (it looks almost like "I like pie"...), but I didn't like this comic. Not particularly funny, not particularly witty (as xkcd goes, that is. Don't kill me), I was sort-of "meh" at it. But apparently, few share my opinion =) Well, you're not completely alone. I found t...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 18790

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc This is so trippy; my friend showed me this song yesterday and I've been listening to it <i>all day</i> since... and now this comic. I think Zombie Carl Sagan is...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 15840

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

I find as a whole books are far more entertaining in college, especially when you go to a school where the English department considers having a minor in Piracy. That said, I was very surprised recently to find that Virginia Woolf's The Waves is actually good. Normally I quite loathe Virginia Woolf,...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grauduate School Application / Search Woes
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Grauduate School Application / Search Woes

You might want to page through the first couple chapters of a book called "Getting What You Came For" by Robert Peters, PhD. In these chapters he talks about what you should expect out of grad school, what you need to do to prepare for grad school, and a little bit about whether it's even...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grauduate School Application / Search Woes
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Grauduate School Application / Search Woes

I think this can be a general thread for everyone's "OH GOD, I GRADUATED WITH AN UNDERGRAD DEGREE IN X, WHAT DO I DO NOW?!" thread. I am going to start with my own woes. I am an English major with minors in East Asian Studies and Studio Art. I am notorious for being horrifically indecisive...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1708
Views: 280519

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

What annoys me even more than the race issue (which is a big deal) is that they're all Disney Channel pop star types. The only way they could have fucked this up more is by casting Zac Efron and the rest of the High School Musical cast. ... though I must admit, as a Kingdom Hearts fan the casting of...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 184346

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Shit. I think I do this to guys. Oops.
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most twisted movie you've seen?
Replies: 101
Views: 10474

Re: Most twisted movie you've seen?

I have not seen it, thank god, but Testuto: Iron Man. Wiki it yourself, I don't want to look at the page again.
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: It's been done, but I want to do a meta-RPG.
Replies: 40
Views: 2367

Re: It's been done, but I want to do a meta-RPG.

You do realize that jRPGs are not the only kind of RPGs out there, yes...?
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to
Replies: 50
Views: 3233

Re: Music you think the opposite sex won't listen to

excuse me what? I would listen to everything the OP stated if it was good except hardcore rap which I find mostly just offensive and irritating. What the hell does being female have to do with what I like? My playlist includes: power metal, regular metal, symphonic metal, "steampunk", nerd...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Quantum of Solace
Replies: 40
Views: 5722

Re: Quantum of Solace

To be fair, if one IS a true lightweight, like me (Last I checked my weight was 107 pounds) you can indeed treat the thing like a ratio, which would be 3:1:.5. So then you could go 1 measure gordons : 1/3 measure vodka : 1/6 measure Kina Lillet I have never had one. I shall speak with my father abou...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 54839

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Re: the 90's batman movie look... What I have heard is that this choice was done not becuase it "looks cool" but because Watchmen is a deconstruction of superhero tropes. The comic itself deconstructs Golden and Silver age style comics; what I heard is that the director chose the 90's supe...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I has a sick... (Food for to make it better.)
Replies: 43
Views: 4802

Re: I has a sick... (Food for to make it better.)

*necromances thread* I seem to be coming down with a sick myself. the problem is, I am also a poor college student with no car, thus getting foods to make better is... difficult, at best. My usual breakfast is Cheerios with honey by necessity, for instance, as I have no stove and therefore no abilit...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pencil & Paper RPGs: Hardcover or paperback?
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

Re: Pencil & Paper RPGs: Hardcover or paperback?

Yeah, pen & paper RPGS can be thought of as that, with rules to determine whether or not the bulletproof armor is enough to stop the armor-piercing bullets. But everyone always forgets the proper degree to which the armor is bulletproof, so the wearer insists that it is plenty to stop said bull...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Raw Milk
Replies: 55
Views: 4144

Re: Raw Milk

Random aside: would subjecting milk to irradiation (of the kind that kills bacteria, not the kind that makes it radioactive) kill the bacteria in it?

Which would of course not at all solve the problem of people thinking that pasteurization is Oh me yarm DANGEROUZz! but I'm just curious.
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Raw Milk
Replies: 55
Views: 4144

Re: Raw Milk

Raw milk is all kinds of bad and no. If she's not making you drink it, well, it's her funeral if she gets some disease from it. Other posters in this thread have given more lucid explinations as to why one shouldn't drink it. The only reason I'd be truly worried is if she was giving it to someone un...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 52538

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Anyway, it'll make an excellent movie, once it's changed around just a little. And added to, of course--any film has to give it another layer or two in order to be worthwhile. I hope I'll get the chance to do that. Which is not to say I want Mark to die. I'd much rather convince him to change his m...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?
Replies: 91
Views: 4743

Re: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?

Alright, so the lappy is not the best example. Even so, my tower at home still can't run most modern games, and it's only about a year older than the laptop. And yes, we upgraded stuff on it.
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?
Replies: 91
Views: 4743

Re: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?

Mouse/keyboard can be better in some situations; in others, however, it's not nearly as good. It really depends on precision, and getting used to the controls. For instance, Kingdom Hearts (my favourite game) is an Action RPG that would be hideously difficult to play on a keyboard. On the other hand...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are you obsessed with talking with NPC's?
Replies: 43
Views: 3130

Re: Are you obsessed with talking with NPC's?

if i ever make an RPG, i'm going to make a randomly selected NPC break the 4th wall and give the user an awesome item for being so attentive to their plight of preselected REXs. Don't even break the fourth wall - that's very hard to pull off in a way that doesn't seem silly or cheap. Handle it pure...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?
Replies: 91
Views: 4743

Re: Are (Highstreet) PC games a dying breed?

It is indeed the consoles and MMOs taking over, and possibly with good reason. WAIT BEFORE YOU LYNCH ME. The problem with PC games is this: You go out to purchase a PC. If you want to actually be able to play ANYTHING out on the market right now, you pretty much have to drop a couple thousand on a t...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 52538

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

God damn it. I STILL haven't finished it. *sigh*
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Batman: The Long Halloween *SPOILERS*
Replies: 25
Views: 4719

Re: Batman: The Long Halloween *SPOILERS*

It is impossible to figure out who Holiday is, but I thought part of the idea was that... well... Was that there really was more than one holiday killer? I don't know if ALL of them took part, but I can see it being Falcone starting it, then Glinda picking it up in an effort to alleviate her hus...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines/Fanzines/anthologies
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Magazines/Fanzines/anthologies

Back in the days of my youth, I would religiously read Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Fantasy Magazine" and "Sword and Sorceress". Fantasy Magazine actually taught me a lot about how to properly write plot and character, how to show and not tell, and other important things about writin...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 13704

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

... you guys do realize that he was married to a Jew? And his publicist was Jewish?

He was still racist against certain other groups, but it was hardly a unique attitude at the time, yo. And man could write. ... and was crazy.
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 61040

Re: Fan Fiction

If you ignore the copyright mess, fanfiction's essentially a medium like any other. Yeah, it's an advantage to belong to a fandom who's original is so old that it has already become public domain. Is there more fanfiction of classical literature out there? I haven't seen any besides fics around Ler...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?
Replies: 80
Views: 15595

Re: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?

Snow Crash also has the advantage of having a guy named Hiro Protagonist. HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?!
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle
Replies: 47
Views: 5034

Re: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle

My solution is to buy either from my very small and local game store, Play N Trade (FANTASTIC people, really), or to purchase stuff from, y'know, Target or other hueg chain stores. No, hueg chain stores aren't any better than Gamestop, but what are you gonna do? Seriously though, if you do have a sm...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 61040

Re: Fan Fiction

I write a lot of drabbles, that is, short fan-works, mostly as a way to exercise my writing skills without having to worry about making up characters or plot. That, and it's a fun way to explore theories in a narrative way. Read... hardly ever, mostly because so much of it is just pornography with y...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you like that no one else has heard of
Replies: 88
Views: 17454

Re: Books you like that no one else has heard of

Myst: The Book of Atrus by Rand and Robyn Miller with David Wingrove Agreed, very much! The Book of Ti'ana, which is in itself a prequel to the Book of Atrus, is also decent. It's not nearly as well written, sadly, and elements of the plot still irritate me, but the world it presents is a fascinati...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

ajdsfljdl Sir Elderberry I was DOING HOMEWORK YOU KNOW.
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?
Replies: 80
Views: 15595

Re: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?

Snow Crash would work marvelously well as an anime, I think. Part of me wants to see Dune done with a really beautiful and high-art anime style... but I also know that whoever does Dune invariably butchers it. Well, the Scifi miniseries was OK, but suffered from laughably bad effects. Everything in ...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Mark Z. Danielewski
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Mark Z. Danielewski

I'm on my second attempt at House of Leaves. the first time, I got caught up in finals and couldn't finish it. This time, the same thing will probably happen. *sigh* My friend Patrick on the other hand borrowed it from me and finished it in two days. He came up with his own theory: Johnny does exist...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!
Replies: 138
Views: 26161

Re: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!

Ok, so, amusing little thing I found today (THIS IS RELEVANT TO WATCHMEN, SSRLY). Some background: On Livejournal, there is a very sad community called Fandom Secrets. It is like Post!Secret, except you may only post secrets about fandom. You can imagine how well this goes. Occasionally, however, yo...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tesseract Game?
Replies: 67
Views: 17636

Re: Tesseract Game?

Any updates on this thing?
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What do you think we will see at the LHC?
Replies: 160
Views: 14481

Re: What do you think we will see at the LHC?

One hour, folks!
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... 0920080902

Apologies if this has been posted.

My first thought was, "Kira exists, and he's Spanish?"

Even so, this is pretty damn weird, and a little disconcerting.
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4359
Views: 612073

Re: Anime!

I would like to add to my list of Films That I Like from wayyy back on Page II the film Paprika. It's by the same guy who did Perfect Blue, save that it is actually hopeful in some ways! hooray It's a very interesting story on the nature of dreams and reality, and what happens when those two interse...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!
Replies: 138
Views: 26161

Re: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!

Agreed. The people who think that Rorschach is legitimately awesome and a great guy kinda scare me. Also agreed on how stupid the squid thing was. I actually hope they change that for the film. And agreed again on the pirate stuff - I was almost tempted to skip it, it was so boring and I just wante...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!
Replies: 138
Views: 26161

Re: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!

So I finished it today instead of reading stuff for my class on Edith Wharton. I think it was time well spent. Here are some thoughts: -I didn't like Rorschach. (waits to be lynched by the fora) I understand what he is as a character, and he is well-written and serves his purpose, so I give him that...

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