Search found 599 matches

by pieaholicx
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22532

Re: How do you read?

Hmm...I'd say I don't really read, yet at the same time I do read. I mean sure, I read the words, and I know I read them, but I don't really see the words. It's like the story goes straight in, and then I only see a mental image of what's going on. I often find myself re-reading things because I saw...
by pieaholicx
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GTA syndrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1925

Re: GTA syndrome

Or some game where you're fighting swamps and swamps of mobs with low HP and you're only just dodging them and you only barely make it out etc. The moment you mention that my mind goes to the thousand heartless battle. Except it was much easier, since all I had to do was keep hitting triangle. I ge...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Conserve Gravity
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: Conserve Gravity

Aww man, and I'm wasting gravity right now.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS2 Games?
Replies: 40
Views: 4477

Re: PS2 Games?

Zohar wrote:While I enjoyed the series, the total gameplay time, for me, for all 4 games, was 80 hours.

That does sound right for the first four, however the G.U. games take a bit longer to complete as they have more content to them.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome videogame music?
Replies: 149
Views: 19154

Re: Awesome videogame music?

Silent Hill 3 - The soundtrack featured Akira Yamaoka, Melissa Williamson, and Joe Romersa. It's a perfect combination of creepy and excellent sound, with only a few tracks having lyrics. Definitely worth a listen if you like pure music tracks. .hack series - These games have amazing music to them....
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star wars stormtrooper.
Replies: 35
Views: 4562

Re: Star wars stormtrooper.

Squabbles over math aside, there are a great variety of reasons why the rebels could win. Sheer numbers is never an automatic victory. You have to factor in that the rebels knew the land they were fighting in, the fact that they weren't massed trained so they were damn good at what they were doing, ...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS2 Games?
Replies: 40
Views: 4477

Re: PS2 Games?

I'd suggest FFX if you like having time to think. You might like Resident Evil 4, but it's very action based, and very "Oh me yarm a zombie-like-yet-still-not-a-zombie-creature just jumped at me". Oh, you might want to try the .hack games. .hack//Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, and Quaranti...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 26368

Re: Movies that should be Seen

My personal list (may or may not contain repeats): Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del fauno) The Prestige 300 The Illusionist Secret Window Edward Scissorhands Stardust Monty Python and The Holy Grail Léon (The Professional) The Nightmare Before Christmas Saw (series) Lord of the Rings (series) Dogma...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS2 Games?
Replies: 40
Views: 4477

Re: PS2 Games?

Resident Evil 4. I know that a few people will complain that the GC version is the "better" one, but it's still a damn good game on the PS2. I've spent weeks upon weeks playing it on mine. Other than that, maybe Final Fantasy X and XII if you like RPGs. Not sure where to go from there sinc...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Unintenionally Educational Games
Replies: 72
Views: 8391

Re: Unintenionally Educational Games

I learned a good deal of vocabulary from RPGs. There were quite a few words on the ASVAB test (which I only took to get out of class) that I was able to pick the correct definition for straight from Final Fantasy usage. I also learned how to type properly and quickly from spending 12 hours a day on ...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Saw IV - If it's Halloween, it must be...
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Saw IV - If it's Halloween, it must be...

There's already been a Saw V confirmed. Aren't I behind. >.< I do think that the school teacher's test was pretty awesome. I think it definitely shows the genius of the "traps" really well since the positioning was just right to have her be fine if she finished, but kill him. Though I per...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Saw IV - If it's Halloween, it must be...
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Saw IV - If it's Halloween, it must be...

So wondering how many people have seen it so far, and your thoughts on it. I saw it yesterday and I have to admit that I was impressed with the movie yet again. I really like how they managed to show it like it was a sequel, but then had it show up as if it were going on at the same time. Though the...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Spoiler:
I still think it'd be pretty badass to see two avatars going after somebody together. Unfortunately, there's no knowing the outcome yet.
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

That would be kind of weird, but not unlikely. However, since the child is born "within a week" of the avatar's death, one could suppose that the reincarnation cycle accounts for being brought back to life. Though if another child was born, could we possibly see a point in the future ...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What do you use your programming skills for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5684

Re: What do you use your programming skills for?

I pretty much only code for work, due to not really having a need to code anything at home. Though if I ever came up with something I needed, I'd probably look into coding it myself.

As for the reason I got into coding, mostly to feed my slight god complex.
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Aw man, that would suck. I think you've got a really good point there, however wouldn't episode 6 (The Avatar and The Firelord) prove that he hasn't broken the avatar chain since he was able to cross into the spirit world, and was still taught by Roku? I think that maybe he won&...
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Gah! The spoilers! The spoilers! In other words, use spoiler tags ludwig_van. At some point I can see Aang remaking the glider, simply because Airbenders will come back, and that is part of the tradition. However, I don't see him remaking it after the Day of Black Sun invasion unless they succee...
by pieaholicx
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

I'd personally venture to say that it's a difference of being born with a sort of "warrior's spirit". Since it seems to me that all of the benders have that kind of spirit behind them naturally, as opposed to somebody like Sokka who tends to scare, and more or less only acts tough.
by pieaholicx
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here...
Replies: 38
Views: 5500

Re: Does anyone here...

Most of my teachers just disallowed graphing calculators if they were worried about that stuff, limiting to just a um... simple calculator (standard? not sure exactly what to call a basic one). You mean a four function calculator? One that only does addition, subtraction, etc. The kind you could pi...
by pieaholicx
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819763

Re: Anime!

EdgarJPublius wrote:I tied desperately to get into the .Hack series, but I could never get past the first few episodes of any given incarnation.
Yeah, unfortunately it's not the series for everybody, but it's great for those that can get into it.
by pieaholicx
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819763

Re: Re:

I watched Deathnote until... episode 25. Then the writers lost interest. Fix'd Okay, that's unfair, because clearly they were still interested. They just weren't any good after *spoiler*. After Near arrives the plot just collapsed under its own weight. It stretches suspension of disbelief to have a...
by pieaholicx
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lesser known NES games
Replies: 73
Views: 16373

Re: Lesser known NES games

I agree with every mention of Blaster Master. Though for those out there that had it, did you know that they made some PlayStation sequel to it?

Though to put another one out there, I'm not sure about other people but Crystalis didn't seem very big here.
by pieaholicx
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FF XIII
Replies: 136
Views: 13297

Re: FF XIII

I'll play 13 just for the sake of playing it, and the fact that I don't think it's fair to call a game bad until you've actually played it. As for the FF games, I can't say any of them have really jumped out as excellent to me. They were fun, and the stories were good, but I wouldn't call any single...
by pieaholicx
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 9511

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Ah, so sci-fi/tech then. Well that determines my participation, I won't be. I'm uh, none too good at tech so I won't be participating.
by pieaholicx
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 9511

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

Gelsamel wrote:When I think of your character I'm reminded of Ritz from FFTA.

Now that you mention it, the character is rather reminiscent of Ritz.

I've just realized how far spread my characters are. I really need to collect them all in one place. What kind of setting is the RP here taking place in?
by pieaholicx
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Handheld Help, please.
Replies: 42
Views: 4031

Re: Handheld Help, please.

Even though I don't have one, I would suggest the DS. It's got a wide variety of fun games, and is actually well, good. The PSP has few good games, and isn't exactly the easiest thing to use.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here...
Replies: 38
Views: 5500

Re: Does anyone here...

I felt pretty good about myself when I had to spend an hour with one of my senior coworkers explaining some simple JavaScript. Other than that, I know for a fact I'm nowhere near as good as most people. Then again, I haven't really had a reason to learn how to do anything harder, since I seem to be ...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 35835

Re: Best Concert You've Been To

Best one I'd have to say was Family Values Tour '06. 8 great bands all tied together (since Deadsy and Walls of Jericho weren't exactly "good") made for one awesome show. I've never felt the energy of the crowd more than I did when 10 years played Wasteland. Under best concert I wish I had...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478520

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

The Art of Deception - Kevin Mitnick

A basic introductory to social engineering techniques, as well as how to prevent them. It's a pretty good read so far, though for those who already have some skill in the area you won't find much here.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Since software is not hardware...
Replies: 32
Views: 5231

Re: Since software is not hardware...

Browser: Firefox Email: Thunderbird Calendar: Sunbird IRC: HydraIRC IM: Pidgin FTP: FileZilla Text Editing/IDE: Notepad++, and gVim Media: VLC, WinAmp (use iTunes for iPod sync) Anti-Virus: ClamWin Compression: WinRAR, 7-Zip, and NSIS when I feel like messing with people SSH: PuTTY Office Suite: Ope...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh Crap. Not only can squirrels fly, they ignite as well...
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Oh Crap. Not only can squirrels fly, they ignite as well...

This may be one of the most amazing things I've ever read, or ever will read, in my entire life. I'll have to check with my insurance agent to make sure I'm covered from flaming squirrel damage.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369994

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

I've come to the realization that I really need to catch up on the season 3 stuff. I've only seen the first and third episodes of it. I should probably look into getting all the older stuff on DVD too to see what I've missed of it.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 309259

Re: What is your favourite book?

The Giver - Lois Lowry Waiting for Godot (En attendant Godot) - Samuel Beckett Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket (Yeah, I know they're supposed to be...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210748

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

For me, The Great Gatsby tops the list. I rather disliked it, and wasn't made any happier about it when I had to pick out all the "symbolism" from it.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819763

Re: Anime!

I watch anime when I can afford it. Favorites: .hack//SIGN FLCL Death Note Stellvia Samurai Champloo Tsukihime Lunar Legend Azumanga Daioh Excel Saga Things I really need to see more of: .hack//G.U. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Ergo Proxy Uh...that's all I can think of right now, though I'm sur...
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48119

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Very few people I know have heard of The Dismemberment Plan, though judging by how quickly their recent shows sold out I wouldn't say nobody has heard of them.
by pieaholicx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freeform Roleplaying
Replies: 126
Views: 9511

Re: Freeform Roleplaying

I do enjoy a bit of freeform. Am currently in the process of making a few new characters for other sites. I probably won't jump into the RPing here yet, due to helping a few people I know get a whole RPing forum up.
by pieaholicx
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380438

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings from this end of the tubes. You all can call me pie. I'm 19 years old, engaged, part-time student, full-time developer (currently: Java) for Northrop Grumman. Started reading xkcd a bit ago, and finally decided to join the fora. At school I'm studying Computer Science, and for my own perso...

Go to advanced search