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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


rujasu posted:

Back in the day, when it was pretty active, I was a semi-regular on Spoony's forum. A lot of other CA folks posted there at the time. One thing I remember is that there was one guy with a weird, random account name who was apparently Michaud. Either he said he was, or other people confirmed that he was, or both, but in any case, pretty certain it was him. Anyway, he had like 20 posts and all of them were pretty much just him coming out of nowhere to go off on people who posted mild criticism of CA. I don't think I ever had any interaction with him though, just noticed him going off on other folks.

Also, I'm half-expecting the video response to feature the return of Douchey McNitpick or whatever he was called.
poo poo I forgot he used to post there, too bad that forum is dead (though that stuff is probably lost to the sands of time, which is probably for the best since none of you need to see my dumb 15 year old teen posts)

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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Just wanted to say after watching The Death of Stalin that I realized I should never be made a mod of anything since I would basically be a Malenkov.


CelticPredator posted:

Double Toasted is your answer for non white media talk.
Yeah they are pretty much the gold standard (all the way back in the Spill days too)

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Terrible Opinions posted:

So is BotL a lovely clone of SMG or is he the evil universe version of SMG? I can't keep SA continuity straight.
Someone put it best BOTL is the Troy Duffy to SMG Quentin Tarantino



To be fair I rather have a thousand people in this forum pretend to be Phelan than the 100s that pretend to be a fat slobbering Slovenian man with the contrarian film takes and so on and so forth.

As for good content Ants Canada is a show by a former contestant of Canadian Idol who now lives in the Philippines and makes elaborate ant terrariums as a hobby.

He's been making some real batshit insane ones the last couple of months, but this week he's kind of going back to basics after dealing with a lot of poo poo with his Amazon River aquarium/terrarium hybrid to house his Tropical Fire Ant colony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlhLmh7uiQ
Guy has a real passion and is a good showman along with being really nice and open to his fans. His videos are also a deep rabbit hole to various other ant collector enthusiasts, including an Australian man who is cultivating various species of Bull Ants

achillesforever6 fucked around with this message at 19:47 on Apr 21, 2018

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Paladin posted:

Oh god damnit.
I'm going to be even more bummed when they cancel American Gods

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Absurd Alhazred posted:

Oh, no, what did they do?
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit the show because Starz didn't want to give them even more money for the show (Fuller wanted 10 Million Dollars per episode). And seeing how American Gods was not a Game of Thrones draw, Starz basically told them gently caress no and so they left. Anderson basically signed for the show because of Fuller and decided to quit in solidarity.

Honestly Anderson's character at least makes it easy to recast (which they are by having a New Media replace her Old Media character)

Gaiman is still heavily involved so I don't think the show is going to go that far off the rails and it will still probably be really good even though Fuller is gone.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Conal Cochran posted:

Why are people so excited about the idea of the superhero trend dying? I understand not really caring about the movies, but what about their mere existence bothers some so much.
Especially since its actually easy to avoid, its like the "I'm tired of all these Star Wars" folks, I haven't seen a Star Wars movie in theaters since AOTC (which is the only Star Wars movie I saw in theaters) With the new stuff I just glaze my eyes over in apathy and read the plots on wikipedia so I can pretend that I saw the movie so can have conversations with my coworkers who are all big SW nerds. Also I have not watched a DC movie which has probably helped with the "fatigue".

Oh and there are still good movies being mad, last movie I saw was Death of Stalin (which ironically enough is a comic book movie) and my favorite movies last year were Bladerunner and Logan Lucky. So its not like the MCU is choking the film industry as much people claim it is.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Sanguinia posted:

This owned. The Jak franchise's world was so well-developed and fleshed out, and had so much potential legs to expand and spin-off, it's kind of astounding looking at it from a post-MCU perspective that it never came back after Jak X (not counting the crummy non-canonical sequel)
I wish ND could just make Jak and Uncharted games forever, though the problem with the latter is finding lost civs to find.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caUVRB-FXOA
Finally one of my favorite video series Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong has updated with a video on Styracosaurus

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


https://twitter.com/nolan_north/sta...273973638021120
Looks like Nolan North and Troy Baker are doing a video game series which should be fun to watch since they are two of the best VA's in games and have good chemistry.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Even as a cat Jack has bad video game opinions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtr9_BD7UZo

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Terrible Opinions posted:

I mean he just went on a twitter rant about how "more talented" people deserve to be billionaires and that any protest against this is just holding society back.
God does everyone who thinks this way think if they suck up enough about these rich assholes, that they'll be able to leech off them or get put on the life shuttle to whatever dystopian space colony these jagoffs build when the Earth becomes unlivable?

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


DoubleCakes posted:

I think the bad things he did should be remembered and discussed and in the future I'll keep them in mind but I'll admit his death has blindsided me and I'm deeply sad.
I can understand that, my grandpa recently died and I remembering all the good times we had and yet have to reckon that he was a Knight of Columbus (who had a whole ceremony at his viewing and the funeral) and a bunch of people from the Omaha "Right for Life" anti-choice org were there.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


nine-gear crow posted:

I like to think that the rise of Geop, Blind Sally, Fedule, and myself to power in LP helped usher in an era of people chilling the gently caress out over it
I would add Chip and Ironicus to that (isn't it weird that their MGSV LP isn't on the forums?)

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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The Bee posted:

I think in general, cringe humor (at least when it comes to internet randoms) is the kind of thing people engage in for just a few years before going "what am I even doing, these are dumb kids" and moving on.

Either that or they become Kiwifarms.
Yeah I remember when New Legacy Inc used to do U Mad, which was basically a retsuprae for backyarders and bad CAW leagues and while there was some gold, a lot of it was just making fun of children doing stupid poo poo to themselves. (and the fact that their fans were playing internet detective). I know that Johnny tried setting up a secret account to do riffing on this one backyard fed, but they only did a couple of episodes before realizing they can just be Twitch superstars.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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MariusLecter posted:

There's Norse Mythology and then there's "Norse Mythology".
I would highly recommend Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology", he's always been good at taking that mythology and giving it his spin to it.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Zedd posted:

WH40K: Dark Cursade is a good game, if you can get it on sale it holds up.
I actually sorta miss traditional RTS though, but in that subgenre it's legit great.
Two games I wish I could play but are kind of hard to get (also because GOG are assholes) is Rise of Legends (the steampunk magic vs Science sequel to Rise of Nations) and Paraworld (timetraveling alt universe where you command armies of tamed dinosaurs!!)

The late 90s through mid 00s were such a magical time when you could go to a retail computer game aisles and 75% of the games were RTSs while 25% were simulation tycoon games.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Hel posted:

I'll look into those.
MP focused doesn't just mean no or bad SP campaigns , it also means stuff like balance patches to make things fair for VS but removes fun/interesting things from the singleplayer modes.

It's funny you bring up both innovation and lack of fan base for post AoE2, because as I recall a lot of fans really disliked AoE3 because it was too different and the same could probably be said for the AoMythology as well. Rise of Nations was called the "real AoE3" because it was less innovative/different than the games people liked. And while I do agree that stagnation might be bad, it feels like games have a higher spoken burden placed on them to be innovative than other media, at least until GoTY list where most games have no stuff young than the 90's/00's.
You can just tell good stories with games, they don't have to revolutionize the media to be worth anything. How many of the books and films actually bring something really new that changes the medium?
Wait I thought Age of Mythology is regarded pretty well in the RTS community both contemporary and today

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Alaois posted:

he reminds me of a guy i knew who was just the worlds biggest sourpuss about absolutely everything, and when he was called on it he said he doesn't view himself as negative, just "in a dialectical relationship with the world"
You knew Phil Greaves?
https://twitter.com/philgreaves01/s...709261347500032

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Alaois posted:

Nah he wasn't really that kind of political, he would mostly just never really acknowledge anything's positives while endlessly harping on any and all negatives.

as you can imagine he was a very fun person to have intrude on a conversation
Oh yeah I hate those kind of people who are just miserable for the sake of it.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Is it me or is TLOUII falling under the trap a lot of anti-war films fall into where they try to present a story about how awful and destructive violence is, but because its so visceral and exciting it kind of defeats the purpose of the message?

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Dapper_Swindler posted:

THe combat has been redone apparently. More based on counters and movement. More like uncharted gameplay.
Hopefully it will have the grappling hook from 4

Honestly UC4 probably had the best gameplay of the series and it was great just running and gunning from bad guys as they shot at you

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Since JJBA Part 5 anime was announced, Nik and Rollo T just happened to have a deep dive in the manga (spoilers obviously)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdFYlGJXu34

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


I wonder if anyone is going to do or has done a retrospective on Harlan Ellison, I think the closest I can think was Kyle's video on the history of Sci-fi

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Dapper_Swindler posted:

that was loving great at always. Lovecraft is reactionary bigoted shithead, yet thats one of the reasons i find him interesting, like why was he like that. i am not defending his shittness at all. i just find it weirdly fascinating. i like to figure out what makes people like him tick and why they believe the poo poo they do.
There is a good free doc on Lovecraft on youtube even though its weird seeing Neil Gaiman go "I think people put too much thought in how things are described can be used to show Lovecraft's deep seated mega racism" and Del Toro going "Well you know there was a lot of racism in MARK TWAIN"

However its great to see also so many fanboys get mad that Gaiman making GBS threads over Lovecraft's prose and style.

Puppy Time posted:

My impression of Lovecraft is that dude had some major anxiety issues in general, so he was just extra afraid of everything, ever, and the racism/xenophobia and homophobia were just expressions of an intensely broken brain. Like, dude was super racist even by the standards of the time.
Lovecraft was a relic for his time, guy was raised by Puritans basically and those people were some of the most awful people to ever exist with their xenophobia

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Arcsquad12 posted:

GeekGroup has a follow-up video to their Stegosaurus episode of Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong.

It's really cool to see how skeleton mountings change over time to better match current scientific discoveries.
Yeah what most people don't realize that most dinosaurs you see in museums are actually composite specimens and just a hodgepodge of different specimens all put together

E: Its amazing how much the Jurassic Park franchise fell off a gigantic cliff at The Lost World, the only thing I can compare it to is The Terminator Franchise.

Then again maybe Jurassic Park just wasn't meant to be a franchise and should have just stayed one perfect film (as much as I love The Lost World it basically is Spielberg making a high budget B-movie)

achillesforever6 fucked around with this message at 22:05 on Jul 4, 2018

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Doctor Spaceman posted:

Yeah, because feathered dinosaurs look dumb as hell.
They are when the paleoartist goes overboard, but most actually look pretty cool; I think a big problem is that for some reason they give them complex feathers when for most dinosaurs the feathers were pretty simple.

Detective No. 27 posted:

Jurassic World wasn't a zoo or aquarium. It was a theme park. The Jurassic World execs freaking out about a small percentage drop in profits was the most realistic thing about the movie.
Defunctland has been a real useful resource in proving this to be true, I hope he hits the saga of Geauga lake/Seaworld Ohio-> Six Flags Ohio/Seaworld Ohio-> Just Six Flags Ohio -> Geauga Lake. Man I'm probably the only person here who has been there

achillesforever6 fucked around with this message at 14:12 on Jul 5, 2018

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Dapper_Swindler posted:

yeah. thats kinda why i like the book alot more then the movie. I like the idea of Hammond being sorta unscrupulous and corner cutting so all the dinos are basically walking genetic disasters with frog eyes and also a death trap instead of dinosaur walt disney.
See I think for me movie Hammond resonates with me more because I see less Walt Disney more Andrew Carnegie which considering I'm from Pittsburgh and volunteer at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History I pick a lot of what I feel are intentional parallels between the two. (Forgive me if I've done this before because I'm having serious Deja Vu)

Mainly that both are industrialists who have pretty abysmal track records with workplace safety and labor relations.
Both were obsessed with dinosaurs (Carnegie himself is very important to the science since he funded digs that found nearly complete specimens of giant dinosaurs like Diplodocus carnegii which he had casted and given to various museums around the world boosting popularity in paleontology and also his quarry is where Dinosaur National Monument sits)
Both came from working class Scottish backgrounds that rose to incredible wealth
Both died peacefully and respected while all the awful things that resulted to death and destruction were usually deflected to admittedly horrible pieces of poo poo like Henry Clay Frick and Pinkertons

I don't know that just what colors my interpretations. Anyway everyone should visit the Carnegie Museums, they were built out Carnegie's genuine desire to give back to the city and also the extreme fear of him facing eternal damnation if he didn't spend the rest of his accumulated wealth on philanthropy.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Dapper_Swindler posted:

I need to again. I live in east PA and i am looking for museum jobs/internshipts/volunteer opportunities so maybe you can give me some good recommendations.
I'm just a mere near 10 year volunteer at the museum and for the Carnegie its much worth your time to volunteer. The story I remember is this old timer who was offered a job after volunteering for so long and he refused, when asked why he said, "But then I would have to answer to someone". Being a volunteer kind of rules because the museum doesn't really give a poo poo and you can get free admission (and admission to up to 5 people at a time), discounts on food/gift shop stuff, security access so I can hide away and sneak into the 21 and over events without paying, hang out with curators, look at the Spinosaurus jaw we have hidden in plain sight that we can't reveal to the public because we may have gotten it from the black market and are working on the paperwork to the Moroccan government to study it before returning it, and going to the Dr. Moriarty talks (yes the guy who invented the Mr. Yuck sticker name is literally Dr. Moriarty).

Being a volunteer is much better than the lovely pay they give you and its no surprise that the museum is mostly run on volunteer work now. (Still isn't helping that multi-million dollar debt). Its been so long and I got in the museum fairly easily (family friend was friends with one of the now ex-curator's of Paleontology). I can't really recommend past the Carnegie since I don't really know much of how other museums work.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Twitter is good for networking, but I've found it bad for my socialist organization because everyone uses it to subtweet about wreckers and purity tests.


Augus posted:

jojo is legit really good tho
Imagine if we could live in a world without bullshit copyright laws so they don't have to purposely butcher the names out of fear of being sued out of oblivion

https://twitter.com/AngryJoeShow/st...057047899570177

achillesforever6 fucked around with this message at 20:32 on Jul 8, 2018

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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DoubleCakes posted:

Finally got around to watching Hbomberguy's Lovecraft video and the amount of empathy that Harris has for Lovecraft was brave and surprising but really made the video special. Looks like Harris' next video will be on Night in the Woods which is not a game I loved but I'm really looking forward to watching it. NITW's is one of those media that I might not like a lot but the conversation around it is really good and Scott Benson seems like a cool dude.
As someone who has met him several times at DSA meetings he is indeed cool (and so is his wife where a lot of the stuff about Possum Springs comes from her own experiences and research in Southwestern PA rust belt towns). I can't gain a full appreciation due to actually living in more in the post war suburbia part of Western PA, but they really captured the depressing spirits of those towns, where the populace has long been abandoned by industry, taken for granted by Dem politicians who go "Well they will always vote for us so we don't need to bother doing stuff to improve their lives", and just how the youth try really hard to escape only to be stuck because of the economic realities of their lives.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Leal posted:

Don't think Saberspark is talked about much here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8iPnSkM2A

Man, a new fetish discovered for every episode. What would a Nostalgia Critic episode of Totally Spies look like?
Man I remember this show just kind of being a weird lame Kim Possible (which granted also kind of had a bunch of weird fetish poo poo in it)

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Sci-Fighters looks incredible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5fqVWCJYFA

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


business hammocks posted:

He was not racist insofar as I know, or at least not in the race hatred sense. He simply hated all popular culture because it made you a totally atomized passive receiver susceptible to violent mass movements like fascism. And he wasn’t totally wrong, given the demographics of our current nazi insurgency here in the US.
Yeah but without pop culture everything would be so boring and all I would be doing is work like some goddamn Puritan. I guess I would realize how bullshit everything is and that would create a mass movement to overthrow the capitalist system.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

yea he was just a grumpy old puritan type who thought that any time you spent not reading history and politics you might as well just open the door for the fascists to hang out in your brain. Like, I disagree, but I get how a guy with his background would go 'maybe if you loving idiots read a book not about whatever the pop culture is right now you'd see the violent authoritarians eager to be handed power on a silver platter'.
What's funny is that kind of puritanical line of thinking is probably why American work culture is so awful and lends it well to capitalism/meritocracy; this country was founded by people who just wanted to work because if they didn't that would stray them away to hell because of decadence or something.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Darth Walrus posted:

Honestly, the Yakuza series is a pretty good comparison. Probably took some inspiration from JJBA, too (most things do, after all).
I think Kojima also works because like him, Araki really lets you know that he loves, especially when it comes to fashion, movies, music, and random trivia facts.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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I remember seeing ads for this on Nick all the time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CN9HpYrjeM

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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RareAcumen posted:

Oh holy poo poo, Nickelodeon made a death trap? I gotta see this thing.
Not really its pretty tame for defunctland standards, Nick just kind of moved on and didn't want to use a Holiday Inn Resort anymore

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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FoldableHuman posted:

Content-wise, Campster has a (week old) new video on Jurassic Park as a franchise and Jurassic World Evolution in specific. It's good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aDDbKhzyBg
This is good even though Jurassic Park Operation Genesis was great if albeit really flawed game (man I wish the new JW evolution had JPOG's Dino AI and animations)

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


New Defunctland on Club Disney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msbBGwXb9Zs
Man I got some big nostalgia when I saw that Discovery Zone commercial, I remember how bummed I was when our's got robbed and they had to close down (that or it went bankrupt)


BigRed0427 posted:

I've been following a lot more furries on twitter. A lot of them are hardcore Antifa types or are super knowledgeable about certain aspects of toxic fandoms or why certain companies act the way they do. They are mostly younger but according to a lot of them a lot of the hate int he furry fandom does seem to come from repackaged homophobia, and...well given the popular insult was Furfag for a while. Yeah, I believe that.
The hatred against furries just seems so lame, so some of them have a weird kink? Who cares?

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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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There are times I wish I had the time and money to make nothing but elaborate Ant Farms like AntsCanada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDg9lDsEsI
His new setup looks really cool and I'm glad he's been able to have another shot at this species of ants

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