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by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Offal and other variety meats
Replies: 24
Views: 3434

Re: Offal

My dad makes the most insanely delicious turkey stuffing using chicken heart, neck, liver, and gizzard. Like, seriously, this is the best stuffing you will ever taste. It is inevitably gone the day after thanksgiving, if there is any left at all after the actual dinner. sooooo goooood. But if it's n...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

Holy SHIT yes! It looks like someone FINALLY went back and looked at actual mythological references to fey and realized that they are fucking metal.

...

Ok wooden, more like, but you know what I mean.
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox and bookmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Firefox and bookmarks

I opened up Firefox this afternoon, and all 200+ of my bookmarks were -gone-. This isn't a huge disaster, but it is a major inconvenience. Does anyone know why this happened, and if there's any way to recover them? Just so you know - I haven't done anything weird to my computer lately save get a new...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Myst: the Motion Picture
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Myst: the Motion Picture

Oh god Bakemaster, the puns. I'm not entirely certain which puzzle he's referring to. Maybe he means the rotation room in Riven? Which wasn't turning rocks so much as spinning a room around a lot (becuase Ghen was a very strange man) (Also, are you the self-same Owehn who cracked the login for the w...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Myst: the Motion Picture
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Myst: the Motion Picture

Siriusly though, I think this is kind of a flawed concept, watching someone turn rocks around for half an hour before finally opening the first door they come across is not my idea of entertainment. But that's just me. I have no idea what you're talking about. Turning rocks around? I'm not entirely...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Myst: the Motion Picture
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Myst: the Motion Picture

The history of their teaser site, linked to in one of the blog posts, is really interesting. I wish someone had found this on January 1st so we could have participated in the deciphering. As do I; people might have had fun with it here. Myself, I only found it when the puzzles were done, and I suck...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!
Replies: 37
Views: 5914

Re: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!

phlip wrote:Someone also posted the image (spoilered for brain-destroying-ness):
Spoiler:
Image


Great, lovely, I looked at it. Is my brain going to kill itself in a few weeks?
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Myst: the Motion Picture
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Myst: the Motion Picture

http://mystmovie.com/

It seems to be Very Legit.

The film is not going to be based on the original game (becuase that would be boring) but rather on the books, specifically (I think) the Book of Ti'Anna.

I, for one, am quite thrilled.
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.
Replies: 65
Views: 5878

Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

When I'm at home I have the luxury of dumping it out. At school, becuase milk is a precious resource and costs money, I try to save it, but it depends on the cereal I've had it with. -With Raisin Bran, I have to throw it out. Why? Because the stuff that's left over isn't milk, it's this disgusting s...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

Anyway.. for the record, for every thing I hear that I like about 4th (Undead and Constructs can be crit'd/sneak attacked? Yay!), I hear something I'll need to see (Fighters have..spells? What? Am I reading that right?) Not quite. They're lifting from the book of 9 swords, the idea being that fight...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 60535

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Narsil wrote:I still can't tell if this book is brilliant or a massive practical joke. I think the finishing blow would be for Danielewski to pull a "Finnegan's Wake" on us and die before we ever know.


Both?
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

The utahraptor makes a much scarier animal companion than he does a combat form. Just put the druid on his back, and watch as the druid controls the entire damn battlefield. True - I did this once. It was The Good. 'course this was also the same warforged druid whose favored wildshape was Gorilla.....
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

SecondTalon wrote:Only if the utahraptor is a warlock.


If we're playing that game, it's scarier if the Utahraptor is actually a shape-shifted Druid with the Natural Spell feat. And rocking cheez like Miasma.

... wait, no, Miasma is the one spell I ban no matter what. Hmm.
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 60535

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Personally, I've been seeing the book as an experiment in typography as a way of generating atmosphere. The different ways that the author presents the text, the sudden intrusions of the footnotes, the increasingly dissonant structure of the book... all this is rather brilliantly done and I feel the...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Natto
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: Natto

Upon being accused that saying "like eating dirty gym socks" was an unfair and biased way of saying it in my composition class, I settled on, "A bit like soybeans with an overtone of peanut, coupled with the sharpness of really old cheddar and the bitterness of blue cheese; marry with...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

I'd rather FR died an agonising death than continue in its usual "LOL MAGIC USARS LOL" form, so I'm quite content with this spellplague. As long as Rashemen continues to produce retarded rangers with Spelljammer MC entries, I'll be happy. Either way, D&D needs more Eberron. (Substitut...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 60535

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

I got it for my birthday Wtf. I'm on chapter VII. And Exploration I is the most genuinely creepy thing I've ever read in a book. I have nightmares like this all the time. 'm not even joking - the place is one of the persistent places in my dreamscape, the Labyrinth. You can enter it merely by taking...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

SecondTalon wrote:Well, yeah, but that's Forgotten Realms

So who cares?

*gets killed by rabid FR fanboys and fangirls and fanbois and fangrrlz and fanunspecifiedgenderbutgosharetheyangryz.*


I don't care either :D
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game endings. Spoilers, duh.
Replies: 53
Views: 6472

Re: Game endings.

I dunno, there are some games where an ending cinematic works well; and some where it really just doesn't. Where it works well/ok... -The Myst series, becuase there's no real difference between cinematics and gameplay. The gameplay -is- a cinematic that you can interact with, so there's really no tr...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Guild Wars Question

Hm. It's not an RPG and it's going to die in April, but I really gotta reccomend Myst Online: Uru Live. It's an MMO Adventure Game in which you are essentially an archaeologist/student/tourist exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization destroyed by a horrific disaster about three hundred years a...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61121

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

At least freaking Warforged "Females" aren't supposed to have breasts. Heck, there was one artwork done of a REALLY busty WF female with slim hips that Keith Baker went "NOKTHXBAI" and prevented from getting put into any book. And when I run games there'll be a lot of "Yeah,...
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Writers you love for writing
Replies: 50
Views: 6579

Re: Writers you love for writing

Firnagzen wrote:Does anyone agree with me that Matthew Stover's style is pretty good too? Read his novelization of Star Wars Episode 3 to see what I mean.

Or is it just me? :roll:


I totally agree. He's got this beautiful, almost floating prose... it's stunning. he shoudn't be writing Star Wars books XD
by Nyarlathotep
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Otakon 2008
Replies: 47
Views: 9643

Re: Otakon 2008

pieaholicx wrote:I will be there, as well as Nyarlathotep.


Yep; I'm probably rooming with Linda and Regan and whoever else they're rooming with. Something. Yes.

We're mostly to be found around the LARP room if you want to bother us.
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Balrog -> Balor
Replies: 38
Views: 3856

Re: Balrog -> Balor

SecondTalon wrote:Law and Chaos don't have a right or a wrong. Both are horrible in extreme doses, but of how much you want of one over the other is debatable.


Which is why it's cooler :D
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Balrog -> Balor
Replies: 38
Views: 3856

Re: Balrog -> Balor

I also heard they got rid of the whole Law/Chaos axis on alignment, which... blegh, annoys me :\ Law and Chaos are infinitely more interesting and entertaining than Good and Evil. THANK YOU. My friend was just like "Well in DnD they just come down to another way of saying 'Good' and 'Evil' so ...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Natto
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Natto

On the list of Disgusting Things I Ate In Japan, Natto is right at the top. It is soybeans that have been fermented, and it tastes and smells just like it sounds... only worse, becuase the beans are held together with this absolutely vile, stringy goop about the consistency of thick snot mixed with ...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Balrog -> Balor
Replies: 38
Views: 3856

Re: Balrog -> Balor

Well, except that those four or five planes pretty much cover everything. I can't seem to think of a single plane that isn't reflected as an aspect of one of the new ones. The Shadowfell is basically the negative energy plane except that they mixed it with the shadow plane until it was possible tha...
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Balrog -> Balor
Replies: 38
Views: 3856

Re: Balrog -> Balor

Yeah, I understand your point... I personally just don't find it excessive. But consolidation of them might be a better idea than flat out removal. Which, for the most part, is what was done. I don't know... I feel like it went "Hey, we've got, like, 40 planes here.. let's kinda consolidate th...
by Nyarlathotep
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28041

Re: Myst

The magic of myst to me was that it was somehow disturbing. I felt alone on this island and I kept expecting something to jump out at me or accidentally wander into something. Once I actually beat the game and realized the suspense was mostly all talk, I never really had much desire to play again. ...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chor bahkh, and making other fictional foods
Replies: 26
Views: 3028

Re: Chor bahkh

Dandelion flowers can be used to make dandelion wine, for which there are innumerable recipes [5]. It has also been used in a saison ale called Pissenlit (literally "wet the bed" in French) made by Brasserie Fantôme in Belgium. Another recipe using the plant is dandelion flower jam. Groun...
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMO Recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 4812

Re: MMO Recommendations?

Odd suggestion: but get the 99 cent one-month subscription to Myst Online: Uru Live, 'cuase the game's going to die in two months anyway XD no obligation, have a nice time?
by Nyarlathotep
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28041

Re: Myst

So. I go to play the demo today...

Only to find out it's being canceled in April.

Serious. Serious boo. At least I won't spend too much money on it then.
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chor bahkh, and making other fictional foods
Replies: 26
Views: 3028

Re: Chor bahkh

Bao are steamed, not baked, and don't always contain meat. I personally prefer them with adzuki beans. I think trying to re-invent/discover fictional foods is a really cool idea, and only made better by using Myst books as a source. I'll have to remember to try this some time, although I'm not sure...
by Nyarlathotep
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 17393

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

Belial wrote:Pan's labyrinth and Hellboy. If this man can't do lovecraft, no one can.


Holy crap, the movie might actually be good o_O
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28041

Re: Myst

I'll let you guys know when I do it. Prolly won't be for a while yet, I've got a lot of settling in to do at school and need to get a feel for my schedule, but yeah.

Once I actually get a real job, I might even get a subscription if I like it (though $120 a year for a game seems... a lot. )
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28041

Re: Myst

For example, the largest guild is solely dedicated to answering questions, giving hints, or even sharing access to ages if you want to take shortcuts. And they keep up an organized twenty-four hour watch. A lot of people took it very personally when the game was cancelled the first time, so if you ...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28041

Re: Myst

... ok, I have a question, ARE there any Uru players here...? I'm considering getting the free trial, but I'm DEATHLY afraid that this game will pwn my life. Furthermore, the community seems even more insular, entrenched, and established than even games like WoW... it just seems like it'd be VERY ha...
by Nyarlathotep
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57425

Re: Four Yorkshiremen Discussion

Real programmers write in D'ni. :o Haha! What would 'programmer' be in D'ni, anyway... ooshahehts rovtee? ... Okay, that was bad. I apologise. :P Note to self: don't approach D'ni without Rehchoortahn's help. Hell if I know, really, I can barely learn true Earth languages, let alone random fragment...
by Nyarlathotep
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57425

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

Real programmers write in D'ni. :o
by Nyarlathotep
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interesting Roleplaying and LARP Stories
Replies: 149
Views: 20814

Re: Interesting D&D Stories

Maybe this should be split into an Alignment thread?

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