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by Narsil
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are you obsessed with talking with NPC's?
Replies: 43
Views: 5097

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

It's rather pointless in Oblivion as everyone says the same damn thing.

Speaking of which, why would a bandit exclaim the taunt "Aw, is the baby gonna cry?" when I slam him with a fireball and his flesh is sizzling? That's not reasonable.
by Narsil
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Netbooks: Not really for gaming after all.
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Netbooks: Not really for gaming after all.

There's a reason there are so many guides out there and forum posts saying Oh me yarm I got WoW to run on my EEE pc!!, and that's because it's hard and not meant to be done.
by Narsil
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?
Replies: 421
Views: 41638

Re: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?

LittleBigPlanet. I was building a level and there's some sort of glitch in the game that auto-glues various items together, so when I went in to test the level out, my level explodes. Explodes. So I could either take the level I've invested hours into and build it again piece by piece, or I could ju...
by Narsil
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music

quintopia wrote:mp3fiesta has 20 Namlook albums listed for download with prices up to ~2 dollars. Which would you recommend? Is Ambient Cookbook II any good?

Planetarium II is good stuff, as is anything with "The Dark Side of the Moog" in the name. Oh, and The Fires of Ork I and II. Those are great.
by Narsil
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Michael Crichton Passes Away
Replies: 82
Views: 7076

Re: Michael Crichton Passes Away

So is there some reason all these authors are dying? Arthur C. Clarke, David Foster Wallace, and now this guy just in this year. Man if Pynchon keels over sometime soon I'm gonna be pissed.
by Narsil
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 18324

Re: I need a book to rattle my worldview

Atlas Shrugged will change your worldview, but you won't be a better person for it.
by Narsil
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477545

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

I've been back and forth on House of Leaves and I'm still not sure. What do you think -- should I check it out? It's a book, not a lifestyle choice. [citation needed] I think it's very good, but is it really something you need to go "back and forth" on? Just read it. You will never be the...
by Narsil
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818475

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

charliepanayi wrote:Cat girls are overrated though I'm afraid.

If you think that you're doin' them rong.
by Narsil
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47396

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

Why doesn't anyone know about these! They are sooooo disturbing, it just sticks in my head for days and days, Especially the part where he fucks the apple, OH MY GOD STOP IT! and I somehow almost believe it for a few days. It changed my whole world view every time I've read it. But the real reason ...
by Narsil
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477545

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

My local Dollar Tree store has a stack of them for $1 each. I've already got two copies though.
by Narsil
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210568

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

Liet Kynes wrote:The Diary of Anne Frank
It was fairly boring. Its like reading a book about a dysfunctional family if they were stuck in a moderately cramped space with some Nazis thrown in.

Yeah, she had all that time hiding from the Nazis; I don't see why she couldn't have written a better story.

Douche.
by Narsil
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169399

Re: Books you never finished

Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon

I'm sorry. I really am. I trudged through Gravity's Rainbow somehow but this just owned me at about page 300. Too long; too much stuff, and damn if I know what's going on anymore. I'll pick it back up over Winter Break.
by Narsil
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818475

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

I think though every one of you posts on this and the CAD forums, that may have been the most passionate one. Eh? I think I've posted on CAD like once. Also I hate the CAD comic. @Cons: I really really really really really dislike the anime culture. Yeah, me too, I just recognized your avatar. I do...
by Narsil
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818475

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

I think though every one of you posts on this and the CAD forums, that may have been the most passionate one. So, just watched Soul Eater 28-30. Damn. I'm loving the new urn in the story. I can't wait for those guys to keep subbing. I buy all the merch I can at cons, hopefully they bring some DVDs o...
by Narsil
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7934

Re: Music to fall asleep to

Try mixing a playlist with the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV , Pete Namlook, and possibly some Dark Ambient to make for more interesting dreams. Set to shuffle. I made this playlist, and it's called "Dream Fuel". Works perfectly. Pete Namlook is a bit obscure, but the most amazing Ambi...
by Narsil
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most rewarding gaming experiences?
Replies: 115
Views: 12779

Re:

This should be in gaming. Also beating Abyssion under leveled. I like that I know what you're talking about. My first time, I spent 90 minutes on him grossly underleveled. I used every item in my bag, every last one. When he was down to just a few HP, I lost. So I came back, another 90 minutes, and...
by Narsil
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308969

Re: What is your favourite book?

I'm always stunned at Pynchon's ability to write of another time as if he lived through it. So then I don't feel too bad that Against the Day completely escaped me, as there are few people today that lived through the beginning of World War I. I'd say none, but I'm sure I'd be wrong. At the same tim...
by Narsil
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308969

Re: What is your favourite book?

My favorite -favorite is Infinite Jest . It's so funny and interesting and engaging and smart and honest. It's like every great book you've ever read in one great book. David Foster Wallace switches styles like a virtuoso; flat-out magic. Before it was deposed by Infinite Jest my favorite had been ...
by Narsil
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner

Okay, I wrote a script based on what was said here. It looks like: #!/bin/bash cd /home/avuser/flvconversions for file in *.mpeg do ffmpeg -i $file -ab 128 $file.flv && rm $file And then I made it executable, but when I run it, the terminal window pops up and then disappears and it doesn't s...
by Narsil
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: BI-LA KAIFA: "Dune" for 2010 Visible in Time Currents
Replies: 15
Views: 3119

Re: BI-LA KAIFA: "Dune" for 2010 Visible in Time Currents

Okay, God? Let's make a deal. You let this movie come out, and make it good, and you can keep Ender's Game in production hell. I don't care. Cool? Cool.
by Narsil
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner

Ah, excellent stuff, guys. I think I'll start out with just the scripting first and then add in the automation when I figure out how to use cron better. One question, however, and this ranks pretty highly on the n00b scale, but when I write the script (I assume I use gedit?), where do I save it and ...
by Narsil
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Automated Scripting in linux for a beginner

Hey guys, my job requires me to convert video from raw files ripped from DV tapes to mpegs. No problem. From there, the mpegs get used to make a DVD video and then a DVD is burnt, and the mpeg gets converted to a flash file that I send to the networking guy to upload to a server, or whatever it is h...
by Narsil
Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7408

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

Hey, did anyone hear that GameStop is reportedly getting copies in tomorrow (Saturday, October 25) for those that preordered the game? I'm totally pestering all my stores the second I wake up.
by Narsil
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo II
Replies: 321
Views: 29331

Re: Diablo II

Jesus, I'm intimidated. I never played this hardcore. I never even realized there were builds. I just picked a class I liked and went with it.

This may be why I was never all that good.
by Narsil
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo II
Replies: 321
Views: 29331

Re: Diablo II

"supergameboy" is my gmail handle.
by Narsil
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How does a calculating prodigy calculate?
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: How does a calculating prodigy calculate?

As I understand it, certain areas of the brain are partially fused, meaning the cerebral cortex and the occipital lobe may intersect a bit to allow the thoughts and mental calculations of a person to produce visual stimuli. This would give a new dimension to the math that makes sense on a visual or ...
by Narsil
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo II
Replies: 321
Views: 29331

Re: Diablo II

Alright, I think I'll give a crack at that assassin. So what do you say, when do we play? I'm free all day.
by Narsil
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo II
Replies: 321
Views: 29331

Re: Diablo II

Yeah, I've always played on East. Actually, that Crackdin thing sounds pretty fun. How do you play an assassin for crazy damage? That could be cool.
by Narsil
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ghostbusters Video Gamovie
Replies: 52
Views: 5117

Re: Ghostbusters the Video Game

I'm not looking forward to it. I recently rewatched the original films, and found them to be seriously lacking in zazz. [There was a previous thread last year, when the game was announced. Since I didn't want to necro-post, I'm starting a new thread] Lame. I concur, and fail to see then enthusiasm....
by Narsil
Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo II
Replies: 321
Views: 29331

Re: Diablo II

Hey, I just re-installed D2 and LoD, and I haven't gotten around to playing yet. If you're about to re-start, I'd like to play along. I'll probably play Druid, as they're fun. Then again, I've always wanted to learn how to do a good assassin.
by Narsil
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music

ChocloManx wrote:The only ambient music I listen to is Robert Fripp with or without Brian Eno. Any suggestions?

Try Pete Namlook? It's ambient, but it's got a definite presence. It's more focusing than most ambient I've listened to.
by Narsil
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818475

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

So I finally got around to getting caught up on Soul Eater, and god damn that's an awesome show. I'll watch it again when that one guy finishes subbing all the eps (the guy that puts each character in a new color). Some of the dialogue smacked of bad translation and engrish.
by Narsil
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Pete Namlook and other really good ambient music

I've been listening to a lot of Pete Namlook lately, as I got back into ambient and atmospheric music. He's definitely the best I've heard in the genre. The problem is that his albums go for $100 on Amazon due to rarity and it's hard to find mp3's. He's incredible, though, and I want more good ambie...
by Narsil
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Powernoise, Noise, Dark Ambient...
Replies: 44
Views: 6244

Re: Powernoise, Noise, Dark Ambient...

Wow, I am shocked that nobody's found my dark ambient corner of the internet yet. Zenapolae This is a really great site with dozens of free releases of some Dark Ambient stuff. It's really pretty incredible, and the group "Instruction Shuttle" stands out as a particularly great one. You al...
by Narsil
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wipeout HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Wipeout HD

Press the PS button. Go to the friend you wish to message. Message them. Press the PS button again to return to the game. Playstationing 101. The way some guy above was talking, I thought you might be able to send messages in the lobby to people that aren't your friends while waiting for the game t...
by Narsil
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pandora console
Replies: 37
Views: 4668

Re: Pandora console

This looks like what I wanted my Nokia N800 tablet to be. This may be a cristmas gift for me, from me. But really, I'm not sure if I need another thing that connects to the internet. But with that battery life, I may be able to find a place in my heart.
by Narsil
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Should I get a PS3?
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Should I get a PS3?

So yeah, stop the trolling or cop a High Culture ban. We are so not doing the console flamewars thing here. Where do you see trolling or flaming here? I think you are projecting your own subdued console fanboyishness on the rest of us. I'm going to advise silence from here on out. HOWEVER I wholehe...
by Narsil
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22306

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

Is there any sort of governmental structure in the poke-verse? The Elite Four? And if I can beat them, why can't I lead a coup d'ete with my Pokemon? Furthermore, what is consumed as sustenance in a world where every animal, vegetable, and mineral is an adorable creature with a face that can probabl...
by Narsil
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42638

Re: Post-Rock

Would Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV qualify? I'm a big fan of that one and I'm pretty sure it's a distant cousin of post-rock. Sort of industrial stuff with an ambient vibe, but made with traditional rock instruments. "Soundtracks for daydreams," as he calls it. Worth a listen, and there's a...
by Narsil
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Similar to Zelda: Phantom Hourglass?
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Re: Similar to Zelda: Phantom Hourglass?

If she's not really much of a gamer, I would imagine that she's enjoying the touchscreen interface of Zelda, and all the user input it calls for. I'd recommend Animal Crossing: Wild World. There's no one that can't love the game. The new Sonic Chronicles looks similar, but I haven't played it, so I ...

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