Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by sebmojo, Apr 9, 2012.
Perhaps it has tiny holes drilled in it, as well.
Oh man, I'd forgotten about smooth and incurious whorls.
What, like you kicking my ass at math a month ago? Like that? Brett's ass comes pre-kicked at any rate.
I suppose there is little use in wondering why you guys who have no interest in this drama continue to post in the one thread dedicated to it, to remind us that you don't care.
She posted a picture of a train wreck. You get the symbolism right?
But whatever. There's still good conversation at qt3, especially in the games forum. In fact, the games section is more eclectic and useful than the one here, IMO. Even so, I spend FAR more time here, mostly in the Everything Else section.
Like the conversation you're presently engaged in with Rimbo? Heh.
hahahaha...touche. Defending pubic shaving would be just as appropriate here though!
That's not how I thought of those posts, but I guess if you're still smarting about it a month later then I guess I did, shrug.
Why did you just refer to Bill as "shrug"? Is that a term of endearment?
Probably because they love the drama, just like everybody. They just can't bring themselves to admit it.
Thus the wide stance.
Smarting? You were wrong then and you are now, I guess you don't know how this works or something.
Let's ask Prog Rock Band whether a week less than a year is less than a year:
Prog Rock Band says:
Point to Bill.
I think it all comes down to age. We are an older, more mature crowd over here, which leads to more interesting discussions about a wide range of topics but also means we don't spend as much time playing games. I haven't even turned my XBox on since the weekend. That never would've happened 10 years ago.
Also, Dark Souls.
And a more fabulous Bargains thread.
I wanted to come back and be like "Dude we all still totally play games!" But I basically only play Shogun TW and about an hour of the random betas I'm in, and some days I don't play at all.
Is this what is to be an adult? I'm scared. I don't want this.
Just wait until you start molting. The chrysalis is fun, too.
Yeah, I don't relaly play games anymore. I hope someday I win the lotto and then I don't have to spend all my time working and hoping to be able to pay my bills and then I can play lots of games and read books and all that shit I don't have time for.
Given what you see in the comment sections of most game websites it appears very likely that there is some significant correlation between having the leisure time available to play games and basement dwelling/golf club attitudes toward women. Which is probably why a place like Qt3 will always tend to have a more active 'hard core' gaming forum than a place like BF.
Having said that, if you add up all of BF's sub-forums where our broader tent of gaming discussions take place then I expect matters are more even. I realise this is inviting someone to waste their time 'doing the math'.
Oh, I missed that one. Her second post in the thread just looked like more jokes about Christian dating sites.
You know you're getting old when you realize you do have the free time, you're just too damn weary to even bother playing a video game.
You know, saying that hardcore gaming has a particular correlation to misogyny is a bit much. Obviously it's present, but I've yet to spend any time with people in any context and have it not be. I've been a little surprised lately to see this "I'm so much more enlightened than these gamer nerds" attitude here of all places. It reminds me a little too much of the smug superiority I see hidden behind the smiles of people in my girlfriend's extended family, the kind of people who disdain anything to do with computers and gaming in particular. They're sure as hell not poster boys for gender equality, let me assure you.
Arrrrgh dammit I hate that feeling. I get home, I have maybe 1-2 hours to play a game before bed, and I'm like "Sigh, try to learn FTL, die a lot in Dark Souls, die even more often in Pathologic, or play one of thse FPS games and not get to sleep until 2am because I'll be so wound up after screaming obscenities at the top of my lungs?"
That's when I spend a couple rejuvenative hours in Minecraft creative mode, Sim City 4, or Roller Coaster Tycoon; not Sims 3 though, because it has a tendency to turn into a stress-inducing taskmaster when you're stuck trying to deal with the multitude of depleting progress/mood bars that game serves up.
Saints Row 3 is my go-to game for when I don't feel like doing any "work" in a video game.
Yup. That's me as well. Most of my 'posting on BF, but not about games' is one when I don't have he energy to play any of the many games in my backlog.
That's where the LP forum is great. Reading about
CSL playing Mechcommander or
Hanacker playing Dark Souls lets you enjoy the games without expending any energy.
Or just put off gaming like it's an obligation. Because you're supposed to play something when you have a few hours free, but then it's like eh, why bother, I'll just look at porn pictures of drunk people falling down stairs for a while. And then go to bed early.
When I do want to play something less demanding, I lean towards low-intensity Civ, Tropico 4, or even that Solar 2 game that was on sale a few weeks back. They're fun without needing much attention, and you can watch Matlock while you play.
That's one reason why I play mmos. I can play while watching tv or chatting and it's pretty mindless. Unless I'm raiding or pvping it's low key gaming. A big reason why I haven't gotten further in DARK SOULS is that it requires concentration or maybe just attention that I don't seem to have a lot of these days.
I'm late to the party, but like the Cylons, there was no plan*
*except, I guess, get rid of everyone
This is an especially important lesson when gaming is an obligation.
I nearly burnt out on any and all video games after a few years writing about them full-time. It's a great job, don't get me wrong, and a ton of fun most of the time. But it's really easy to feel like you need to play every damn thing that comes out to stay on top of things, and that way lies madness. Once I made a conscious decision to just play (or not play) whatever struck my fancy, my mood improved by a freaking mile. Because if I want to play 260 hours of Civ, goddammit, I'ma play 260 hours of Civ and not feel any guilt for not sampling every shitty German DSA RPG or whatever.
LET ME SHOW YOU MY POKE MANS
Every time you hotlink an image, an angel kills a kitten.
You mistake me, AdamB. I get the reference, I just don't know why the reference is being made.
DAMN YOU GUYS
Because damn you Le Chic is like, so, 70s
Someone bumping the thread just to complain about people posting in the thread is a new and stupid twist.
Or an existential truth about Internet forums.
Just remember scharmers is a bitter old flight simmer, grumpiness is all he knows
Shit. I didn't realize this was a stereotype (I might be covered by).
Though to be fair, some of the modern real fighter pilots I've been acquainted with, are some of the bitterest bastards I've ever met. (The WWII and Korean War fighter vets are happy to be alive).
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