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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Alice » September 7th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Glitch wrote:Man I love not having the energy to socialize. Want to post but can't. Great fun.

That's how I feel a lot of the time too. Especially early in the morning. (Er, my morning. Since my morning can be at literally any point in the day, lol.) Though I can usually find the energy to yell at stupid people saying stupid shit on my main forum. Which has happened constantly this last month to the point I've made a couple hundred posts in the last month alone. (And with how easy it is to get banned on that site I'm honestly a bit surprised I haven't gotten a ban for flaming or otherwise personal attacks. I'm pretty careful when criticizing someone to try to refrain from getting too personal but I tend to easily get frustrated by people digging their heels in when they're clearly wrong which results in me getting more inflammatory. I've managed to go almost three years now without a ban which is quite long for someone with as many posts as I have there.)
I'm enjoying being called male, even if my body doesn't match yet. (At the same time I don't for that reason.) I've been lazy about trying to find names to try out for myself irl, so I've been sticking with my birth name + female pronouns. I need to get off my ass and actually do that.

Other than the rare piece of male I get under the name Alice I only ever get referred to by my birth name and male pronouns irl myself. I just can't ever be bothered to try and correct people because all too often they take it personally and it just becomes a huge hassle. Which is part of the reason only one of my irl friends knows I'm transgender currently too. I just can't be bothered telling the others, not that I particularly go out of my way to hide it though. I always play female characters with the name Alice or some variation of that (Alice, Alice Cheshire, Alice Mikucup, or for Terraria I also use M.Alice) and my username on Steam has been Alice ⦂☽ for the past several years and so on. On top of that my closest irl friends have accounts here because we were using one of my hidden subforums to coordinate a D&D campaign, though plans eventually fell through for that. So they could easily read all the stuff I've posted about being transgender.
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I think things are more or less under control now. From what the news has been saying, the firefighters seem to at least have contained the leading edge of the fire so it's no longer advancing towards the metro area. Of course this still leaves the forested edges to the east and south open but there's far fewer people to endanger in those directions.

The smoke really does suck though. Other than constant coughing fits the air is constantly very hazy, in the worst areas resembling those photos of highly polluted areas in China except grey instead of brown, and there's ash everywhere. The smoke is so thick that yesterday I went with my stepdad to his brother's house to help finish setting up a security system and I could look straight at the sun with no real issues. Despite having really sensitive eyes I barely even had to squint due to how dim it was.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Glitch » September 7th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Alice wrote:That's how I feel a lot of the time too. Especially early in the morning. (Er, my morning. Since my morning can be at literally any point in the day, lol.) Though I can usually find the energy to yell at stupid people saying stupid shit on my main forum. Which has happened constantly this last month to the point I've made a couple hundred posts in the last month alone. (And with how easy it is to get banned on that site I'm honestly a bit surprised I haven't gotten a ban for flaming or otherwise personal attacks. I'm pretty careful when criticizing someone to try to refrain from getting too personal but I tend to easily get frustrated by people digging their heels in when they're clearly wrong which results in me getting more inflammatory. I've managed to go almost three years now without a ban which is quite long for someone with as many posts as I have there.)

I'm never anywhere very function in the morning till my ritalin kicks in (usually pretty quick, about a half hour if I down my pills right when I get up, which I usually do). Heck, my mom even commented that I've been waking up quicker. But just... socializing takes so much some times, and I hate it. I like talking here, and other places, but the energy that goes into it... ugh. Hence why I also tend to make shorter posts and try to get my point across quickly.

Stupid people saying stupid shit need to be yelled at a lot, though.

Other than the rare piece of male I get under the name Alice I only ever get referred to by my birth name and male pronouns irl myself. I just can't ever be bothered to try and correct people because all too often they take it personally and it just becomes a huge hassle. Which is part of the reason only one of my irl friends knows I'm transgender currently too. I just can't be bothered telling the others, not that I particularly go out of my way to hide it though. I always play female characters with the name Alice or some variation of that (Alice, Alice Cheshire, Alice Mikucup, or for Terraria I also use M.Alice) and my username on Steam has been Alice ⦂☽ for the past several years and so on. On top of that my closest irl friends have accounts here because we were using one of my hidden subforums to coordinate a D&D campaign, though plans eventually fell through for that. So they could easily read all the stuff I've posted about being transgender.

I can understand that. I'm not gonna be really strict on my name/pronouns irl until I actually look the part. I'd rather not waste the energy with people who don't care or understand.
Up until now, I usually stuck with female characters (if it was a self-insert for say, Pokemon), but I usually end up playing males more often.
I'm glad I didn't have a lot of people to tell, though. Makes it hard to remember who I have told and who I haven't. Thankfully, everyone except for my dad knows. (My mom didn't want him to get distracted since he was so close to getting a job. Now that he has it, he'll be working 2 weeks with 1 week off to come back home. I'll tell him then.)

I think things are more or less under control now. From what the news has been saying, the firefighters seem to at least have contained the leading edge of the fire so it's no longer advancing towards the metro area. Of course this still leaves the forested edges to the east and south open but there's far fewer people to endanger in those directions.

The smoke really does suck though. Other than constant coughing fits the air is constantly very hazy, in the worst areas resembling those photos of highly polluted areas in China except grey instead of brown, and there's ash everywhere. The smoke is so thick that yesterday I went with my stepdad to his brother's house to help finish setting up a security system and I could look straight at the sun with no real issues. Despite having really sensitive eyes I barely even had to squint due to how dim it was.

Ah, good to hear. Hopefully they'll stop soon. ;;

The smoke was back today. Not really bad, but it definitely caused me to cough. At least I'm fine inside.
Having smoke that thick sounds scary.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby EarthPhantomTS » September 8th, 2017, 2:14 am

I don't have much to add, except I'm pretty much the exact same way as you two. Except that Ritalin would be a bad idea for me (why? I have my reasons, and my right to privacy), and I'm still not sure what my family thinks of me being a girl. I mean, it's weird: they know, they just don't really care either way. And it's not like me to really push for it, either.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Glitch » September 8th, 2017, 5:52 am

EarthPhantomTS wrote:I don't have much to add, except I'm pretty much the exact same way as you two. Except that Ritalin would be a bad idea for me (why? I have my reasons, and my right to privacy), and I'm still not sure what my family thinks of me being a girl. I mean, it's weird: they know, they just don't really care either way. And it's not like me to really push for it, either.

Understandable. My psychiatrist put me on it to help with my lack of energy and dodgy focus, and I will say, it's helped a decent amount. Hasn't solved all my problems (definitely not my energy one), but it really does help with my focus most days, and makes the bad days a bit more tolerable.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Glitch » September 13th, 2017, 9:52 pm

So last week I started a program for overweight people to work with a personal trainer and go to the gym five times a week. It's been going fine (minus the fact that cramps cut my work outs short twice last week), except this week.
Yesterday my mom (my work out buddy) and I had to call out because we had a client at the same time we go to the gym, and our washing machine crapped out late last week so we had to go buy a used one since laundry's piling up. Turns out we couldn't go to work anyway because my mom sat on the toilet that morning and a wasp bit her under her butt, and bending over and doing general cleaning movements hurt a lot. Rescheduled the client, still had to go get a new washer, which ended up going well as the store we went to had 25% off the entire store, so that was alright (190 dollars for a used washing machine in decent condition? yes please!). Last night, my throat was a bit sore, but I thought it was either just the smoke lately or me rubbing my palette again because of my allergies, so I brushed it off.
Woke up this morning, throat was more sore and felt okay overall, but as I got closer to the time we had to go to the gym, I was starting to feel worse, so I had to call out today, too. I'm more annoyed cause I was looking forward to actually going today. Hoping to go tomorrow, depending on how I feel. Either way, I'll make up the days I missed on the weekend.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Alice » September 16th, 2017, 10:12 am

I'm replaying the first Danganronpa while waiting for DR3 to release. I've noticed a few interesting things. Spoilering them for people who haven't played:
Just going to copy+paste a fair bit of this since I already said it to a friend throguh Steam:
8:35 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Huh, taht's an interesting thing to note. So apparently it's canon that Mukuro actually liked Makoto. When mr. stick up his ass (I can't remember his name) [Kiyotaka as I later found out] calls Makoto out for being tardy mukuro (masquerading as Junko of course) is the one who comes to his defense.
8:48 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Also it's kinda interesting to see the pairings during the intros. Toko is the only survivor from the first set with both Leon and Sayaka (who he murders) being in the grouping. The second group includes Hina and Kyouko as well as Mondo and Chihiro who he murders. It also includes Mukuro as Junko.
9:19 PM - Alice ⦂☽: I just realized something. The Hope's Peak logo contains the design for Monokuma's left eye.
9:20 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Image
See what I mean? [I later went back and verified this too. It's the same logo as the game's intro which is from when Makoto was actually first going to Hope's Peak]
1:42 AM - Alice ⦂☽: Lol, I just realized something. Monokuma keeps trying to point out Makoto was unlucky to get the room with a screwed up door frame but in context it was incredibly lucky. The door frame combined with Sayaka herself being the one who suggested Makoto keep that shitty sword in his room are two of the biggest reasons Makoto ended up clearing his name in the first case.

There's also actually a lot of subtle stuff you'd very easily miss if you don't already know what's going on and the personalities of each character. For example a lot of people already know that spending time with Junko!Mukuro before her untimely death results in a lot of fairly strong hints about her being Mukuro, though at that point in time you're not intended to know about Mukuro at all. But her actions in general, even outside free time interactions, subtly hint about her real identity. For example there's the bit I mentioned up above. And a few times she speaks in a way that would seem totally normal if you underthink it but in context makes a ton of sense for her in particular to be focused on. Most notably regarding surviving. Her specific choice in wording comes across subtly as being out of experience, ie: from being on many battlefields.

You can also pretty easily see Sayaka setting up Makoto (though that one was fairly obvious to me to begin with honestly), as well as Leon's guilt. (Though for me I'd managed to somehow overlook the 11037 thing actually being "Leon" my first play anyways iirc. He's the quickest to shift blame to Makoto though and he's fairly insidious about it too. He starts out being fairly subtle about it really.) Celeste's true nature is even more obvious as well and the fact Mondo is the chapter 2 killer is fairly obvious before he commits it. Everyone else is still trying to get over the deaths of their classmates and trying to get at least some sense of normalcy in their lives while he's freaking out about how complacent they're being.

During the first class trial there's also a weird amount of foreshadowing about there actually being 16 students. It'd be stupidly easy to overlook on your first go though because you wouldn't yet be used to carefully examining the things Monokuma says. When he's asked why there's slots for 16 students he nonchalantly states (paraphrased) "no reason, the room was just built to support 16 students if necessary". And of course the empty slot is the one directly in front of Monokuma and it clearly corresponds to Junko since the slot everyone thinks was Junko's is in fact Mukuro's.

And that's just stuff I noticed from the game's intro up through the exploration of floor 2 at the beginning of the second chapter.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Speedless » September 17th, 2017, 5:06 am

Since the "favorite Pokemon of each type" template image has been going around recently, I figured I'd try out the Favorite Pokemon Picker's new filtering options and see what my choices would be. Most of the results would probably be no surprise to anyone who remembers what I've said about ranking Pokemon in the past, but I managed to surprise myself with my pick for the Steel type--Solgaleo. A legendary.

Usually, I tend to favor Pokemon that I've actually used--and Articuno is the only legendary I've ever used seriously, in a grand total of one game. I guess Solgaleo's cool robot sun lion aesthetic and its role in Sun's plot are enough for it to overcome that disadvantage with me.

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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby EarthPhantomTS » September 18th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Well, I'm glad I checked Twitter today...just saw that Horikawa (yeah, I know...I have a love/hate view of her though, somewhere in between how many Talkhausers see her and how most of you see her...kinda like how I see Sir Gilgamesh, actually...and Lady Ishtar, for that matter Image...but I digress) posted a tweet sharing excitement about Avernum 3: Ruined World. You know, the third entry in one of my favorite series'? And what many people who are long-time fans say is the best in the series? Seems like it's finally about to be released. So, yay, I'm excited for that Image!
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Alice » September 20th, 2017, 12:13 am

Alice wrote:I'm replaying the first Danganronpa while waiting for DR3 to release. I've noticed a few interesting things. Spoilering them for people who haven't played:
Just going to copy+paste a fair bit of this since I already said it to a friend throguh Steam:
8:35 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Huh, taht's an interesting thing to note. So apparently it's canon that Mukuro actually liked Makoto. When mr. stick up his ass (I can't remember his name) [Kiyotaka as I later found out] calls Makoto out for being tardy mukuro (masquerading as Junko of course) is the one who comes to his defense.
8:48 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Also it's kinda interesting to see the pairings during the intros. Toko is the only survivor from the first set with both Leon and Sayaka (who he murders) being in the grouping. The second group includes Hina and Kyouko as well as Mondo and Chihiro who he murders. It also includes Mukuro as Junko.
9:19 PM - Alice ⦂☽: I just realized something. The Hope's Peak logo contains the design for Monokuma's left eye.
9:20 PM - Alice ⦂☽: Image
See what I mean? [I later went back and verified this too. It's the same logo as the game's intro which is from when Makoto was actually first going to Hope's Peak]
1:42 AM - Alice ⦂☽: Lol, I just realized something. Monokuma keeps trying to point out Makoto was unlucky to get the room with a screwed up door frame but in context it was incredibly lucky. The door frame combined with Sayaka herself being the one who suggested Makoto keep that shitty sword in his room are two of the biggest reasons Makoto ended up clearing his name in the first case.

There's also actually a lot of subtle stuff you'd very easily miss if you don't already know what's going on and the personalities of each character. For example a lot of people already know that spending time with Junko!Mukuro before her untimely death results in a lot of fairly strong hints about her being Mukuro, though at that point in time you're not intended to know about Mukuro at all. But her actions in general, even outside free time interactions, subtly hint about her real identity. For example there's the bit I mentioned up above. And a few times she speaks in a way that would seem totally normal if you underthink it but in context makes a ton of sense for her in particular to be focused on. Most notably regarding surviving. Her specific choice in wording comes across subtly as being out of experience, ie: from being on many battlefields.

You can also pretty easily see Sayaka setting up Makoto (though that one was fairly obvious to me to begin with honestly), as well as Leon's guilt. (Though for me I'd managed to somehow overlook the 11037 thing actually being "Leon" my first play anyways iirc. He's the quickest to shift blame to Makoto though and he's fairly insidious about it too. He starts out being fairly subtle about it really.) Celeste's true nature is even more obvious as well and the fact Mondo is the chapter 2 killer is fairly obvious before he commits it. Everyone else is still trying to get over the deaths of their classmates and trying to get at least some sense of normalcy in their lives while he's freaking out about how complacent they're being.

During the first class trial there's also a weird amount of foreshadowing about there actually being 16 students. It'd be stupidly easy to overlook on your first go though because you wouldn't yet be used to carefully examining the things Monokuma says. When he's asked why there's slots for 16 students he nonchalantly states (paraphrased) "no reason, the room was just built to support 16 students if necessary". And of course the empty slot is the one directly in front of Monokuma and it clearly corresponds to Junko since the slot everyone thinks was Junko's is in fact Mukuro's.

And that's just stuff I noticed from the game's intro up through the exploration of floor 2 at the beginning of the second chapter.

Finished DR1 and decided to replay DR2 now since there's still a week before DR3's release. Took a detour first, however, and finally got around to playing through Danganronpa:IF. It starts out a bit boring but overall it's well written and is a good insight into (DR1 spoilers)  Junko and Mukuro's relationship and also resulted in Mukuro getting added to my list of favorite characters in the series along with Kyoko, Sakura, Ibuki, and Komaru.  And additional spoilers but I'm not actually certain where these are described in the series, I'd assume DR3, because I accidentally got spoiled on them:  The way her abilities get described in action in IF makes it fairly clear that there's only two primary differences between Mukuro and Junko. The first is that while Mukuro is by no means stupid she's not particularly intellectual while Junko is fairly intelligent in comparison. The second is that Junko fetishizes despair while Mukuro doesn't. In fact IF makes it fairly clear that Mukuro doesn't give two shits about hope or dspair. The only reason she's done the things she's done is simply because she wanted to make her little sister happy, which she's intelligent enough to realize is something only possible through causing her to despair.  And back to just DR1 and slight IF spoilers, though the IF ones aren't too major really:  It also makes it fairly clear that despite how overly abusive Junko is of Mukuro she does still love her sister, albeit in her own twisted way. For someone who fetishizes despair the way Junko does, abusing her sister and causing her to despair is a good thing. As is the unceremonious betrayal and death dealt to Mukuro which caused the both of them to despair. Though it's made fairly clear, if you read between the lines, that Mukuro's death did serve a purpose. If you note Mukuro's thoughts on the occurrences in IF combined with Junko clearly being aware of why it happened and even explaining she'd been aware of it for a long time it's clear that Mukuro's death in the main storyline served the purpose of preventing her from interfering with Junko's plans which was actually pretty likely to happen. 

Overall I highly recommend giving IF a read (you unlock it after finishing DR2) if you have a couple hours to spare. Took me a bit over two hours myself.

Also the post-credits scene actually makes it abundantly clear that the events of DR2 and possibly even Ultra Despair Girls had been generally laid out before the conclusion of the first game. When you beat DR1 you'd have no idea how that scene can happen but if you beat DR2 then think about it, it should become clear. Even more so when you consider (DR1 spoilers again)  Chihiro was able to create Alter Ego in a few days with an old outdated laptop so it's incredibly likely that before the events of DR1, during the two years of memories he lost, that he'd already accomplished this in the past to begin with and since Junko was the one in control she'd have been in a perfect position to abuse his accomplishments in preparation for UDG and DR2. 

One other thing I accidentally got spoiled on. I don't know if this one is a DR3 spoiler or not either but it's just relevant to DR2 anyways so I'd personally class it as a DR2 spoiler myself:  Chiaki's presence in DR2 is much sadder than it would appear. The events of DR2 don't even hint at this as far as I'm aware but the spoiler I stumbled across actually explained it. Chiaki was originally a real person. With the exception of Hajime the DR2 cast came from the same class at Hope's Peak and she was their class rep. She also just so happened to be good friends with Hajime. Anyways, part of Junko's plans to bring about the Tragedy included the creation of the group Ultimate Despair. Chiaki's death is the linchpin in her success there. Junko captured Chiaki and forced her to run through a labyrinth full of traps while the rest of her classmates watched only to eventually die which caused them all to sink into despair. Chiaki's presence in DR2 is apparently something they had requested themselves because they wanted to see Chiaki again, even if it was as an AI. There's a few other details relevant here but those ones I know for certain are DR3 spoilers so I won't bother going over them. Unfortunately one of them ended up being a fairly big DR3 spoiler which is disappointing but it still doesn't explain things enough to ruin the game so oh well. 
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Alice » September 21st, 2017, 1:30 pm

Not really a spoiler so much as an easter egg but I found this on the third island (in the  cinema ) in DR2:
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I missed it on my first playthrough because I was far too busy not even knowing Ultra Despair Girls existed but that's Komaru, the protagonist of UDG, with the Future Foundation hacking gun she uses throughout the game.

So as it turns out, Komaru appears in DR1 and DR2 as well as starring in UDG. She's featured in Makoto's video in the first chapter of DR1 as well.
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Re: Yes, It's a Thread About Nothing

Postby Tovarisch Red Yoshi » September 23rd, 2017, 9:45 pm

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