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  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I am no expert but I was under the impression that the present does not absolutely determine the future but only places a minimum lower bound on the total entropy thereof.

    That doesn't conflict with what DFW was postulating

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Oh man everyone loves the Sisters of Battle theme

    8-)

    Because sisters are fucking awesome. I should build an ork or chaos theme.

    Choco is doing an Inquisitor theme, so we'll match.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Well then I should do Chaos so you have a reason to be here.

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If you guys start doing 40k themes, I'm calling dibs on Black Templars.

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yes

    Yessssssss

    In the grim darkness of [chat], there is only 40k themes.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Hmm. It seems in Rift that Eth ladies do not have a look that doesn't involve looking like they're getting ready for their glamour shots.

  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    <---Tau for lyfe

  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So, let me tell you how badass my favorite neuroscience professor is.

    My friend was told this story by another professor. Apparently, when my professor's daughter was young, she had some uncommon form of encephalitis (I believe). It had gotten to the point where it was fairly serious, and they had taken her to multiple specialists but no one was able to get a diagnosis.

    So my professor did his own research, and he managed to diagnosis his daughter himself. And he was right! Because of his diagnosis they were able to prescribe treatment.

    Like, how many fathers can claim to have done that?

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    i think i might read some wittgenstein at some point

    i wonder if i can avoid paying large sums of money for his works

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    /me looks at Dragon Age 2 thread.

    Really? Only 7% women around here? I thought we were at a higher number than that.

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    No, I am not really communist. Yes, it is weird that I use this name.
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    For the greater good!

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    i hate the term "grimdark"

    i love apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream

    that second part i put just to counteract the negativity of the first part

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  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I feel like reading the first half of Wittgenstein's stuff would be a huge waste though, and the second part wouldn't exactly be enlightening either

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Eddy wrote: »
    I feel like reading the first half of Wittgenstein's stuff would be a huge waste though, and the second part wouldn't exactly be enlightening either

    this is the kind of thinking that leads people to skip forward to poststructuralism, read a chapter, throw their hands in the air and decide to become an accountant

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    C'mon game, don't crash, no whammy no whammy.

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There's a hilarious bit in the Witch Hunters codex where it's like

    Why would the Sisters of Battle fight x army?

    And there are longwinded explanations like oh, maybe the tyrannids are attacking a shrine world and the sisters of battle are defending their sacred grounds

    maybe the bureaucracy of the imperium has mistakenly ordered the imperial guard to defend a world at all costs, and then hundreds of years later, the sisters of battle are ordered to attack it.

    Stuff like that

    and then Eldar: The entire eldar race are deviant witches.

    That's it.

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  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    We should have avatars of philosophers dressed up as their ideologically representative wh40k races

  • PotatoNinjaPotatoNinja Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    40k had some of the best army themes. I can't even tell the difference between the real 40k themes and the fake ones anymore, and its fine because they're all great. Angry Marines? Nuns with chainsaws in power armor? Communist-cowboy ork desperadoes? Tyrannosaurs flying F-14's would be a step down at this point.

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    You know what's not a waste? Reading just about anything by Donald B Redford. The guy is an expert in the history and archeology of ancient Egypt and its neighbors. And his books are delightfully scathing of those unwilling or unable to examine history carefully and not drag their own religious or modern politicial hangups into it.

    What you think "makes sense" has nothing to do with reality. It just has to do with your life experience. And your life experience may only be a small smidgen of reality. Possibly even a distorted account of reality at that. So what this means is that, beginning in the 20th century as our means of decoding nature became more and more powerful, we started realizing our common sense is no longer a tool to pass judgment on whether or not a scientific theory is correct. - Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I tried to explain "death of the author" to my dad, but I think I butchered it.

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  • PotatoNinjaPotatoNinja Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There's a hilarious bit in the Witch Hunters codex where it's like

    Why would the Sisters of Battle fight x army?

    And there are longwinded explanations like oh, maybe the tyrannids are attacking a shrine world and the sisters of battle are defending their sacred grounds

    maybe the bureaucracy of the imperium has mistakenly ordered the imperial guard to defend a world at all costs, and then hundreds of years later, the sisters of battle are ordered to attack it.

    Stuff like that

    and then Eldar: The entire eldar race are deviant witches.

    That's it.

    Step 1: Buy all your friends copies of the Dawn of War games (any games in the series will do).

    Step 2: Run a D&D dungeon crawl.

    Brilliance ensues.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The Sisters of Battle have a tank with a pipe organ attached and religious imagery there.

    So they can pray while they slay.

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2011
    So uh I am going to get a lot of money back from my taxes and need a new laptop. So I thought I'd maybe get a mac this time.

    But apparently the 15" MBP starts at equivalent of $2400 here in Sweden. With a student discount.

    laaawl

    :/

  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Eddy wrote: »
    I feel like reading the first half of Wittgenstein's stuff would be a huge waste though, and the second part wouldn't exactly be enlightening either

    this is the kind of thinking that leads people to skip forward to poststructuralism, read a chapter, throw their hands in the air and decide to become an accountant

    which will inevitably lead to an existential crisis, opening the philosophical floodgates anew!

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Honk wrote: »
    So uh I am going to get a lot of money back from my taxes and need a new laptop. So I thought I'd maybe get a mac this time.

    But apparently the 15" MBP starts at equivalent of $2400 here in Sweden. With a student discount.

    laaawl

    :/

    Now that's what I call a laughtop!

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  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Why all the fleur-de-lis imagery? That's like the one non-religious French symbol

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Has anyone ever seen the joke where an uplifting Disney song with a message of being true to yourself and don't run away from who you are encourages the main character to admit something horrible about themselves like, deep down, they're a serial killer or a pedophile. This joke is floating around in the back of my mind but I can't remember where I've seen it before ... an SNL sketch?

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    so my fiancee started her new job today

    8 hours of training, plus 2 hours of actually, you know, doing the job

    which is pretty gruelling

    but

    she makes $50/hour

    she can expect about 10-20 hours a week from this job, and about once a month they'll probably send her on expense-paid business trips to Vancouver or Montreal

  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    congrats Pony

    you should make her a special dinner

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Pony wrote: »
    so my fiancee started her new job today

    8 hours of training, plus 2 hours of actually, you know, doing the job

    which is pretty gruelling

    but

    she makes $50/hour

    she can expect about 10-20 hours a week from this job, and about once a month they'll probably send her on expense-paid business trips to Vancouver or Montreal

    $50 an hour?

    *shakes fist at prosperous northern territories*

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    i would, no problem, work 15 hour a week for 50/hour

    that would be fucking incredible

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited April 2011

    Now there's a dude that can act!

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    New short story from me.
    Dan Dangerous and the Dangerous Room of Doom

    Dan Dangerous entered the so-called Dangerous Room of Doom.

    "Hello," he said, into the inky blackness of the room. There was no response.

    Dan had expected as much. He wasn't the first to come all this way, to try his hand at getting past the Dangerous Room of Doom, but he knew he'd be the first to actually accomplish the feat. Dan had reasoned that while he wasn't the first stunt double to try, he was the first who was as equally dangerous as the room itself.

    He further reasoned that, being so dangerous, this room was most likely as afraid of Dan Dangerous as it expected Dan Dangerous to be afraid of it.

    All these thoughts went through Dan Dangerous's mind as he stood there in the darkness, looking into the empty void of the Dangerous Room of Doom. He fiddled around in his pocket, absent-mindedly. Some chewing gum, a bit of string, the invisibility ring he picked up somewhere below the Earth that had sadly ran out of AA batteries, a Batman Pez dispenser, a smooshed Twinkie, a vial of green sludge, his Verizon BlackBerry Tour, a nearly fully-loaded Glock (goddamn bats), an official MTA subway map of New York, a retracting telescope, a yellow Mead mini-spiral notebook full of magical incantations, and a copy of Catcher in the Rye. Luckily, he was wearing cargo pants.

    He didn't need any of those items anymore, so he pulled them all out of his pants pocket and threw them into the void ahead of them. With each handful of items, he heard a distinctive THWOOSHEROOP sound which meant it was being sucked upward into the ceiling. So the items had served some use after all. Dan Dangerous now knew it was dangerous to step directly forward.

    "I know what I must do," he told the Dangerous Room of Doom. Dan turned around and walked backwards into the center of the room. He felt wispy ghost fingers tucking at his cargo pants and Grateful Dead t-shirt, but they did not chuck him upward as they had his items. Dan Dangerous continued to walk backward deeper into the room.

    After approximately 53 seconds, Dan backed into something that felt like a wall. Taking this as his cue to turn around, Dan turned around. He felt the thing in front of him. It still felt like a wall. He pushed on it a little. Yep, wall. It was a wall.

    The wall was painted bright yellow. Dan had no way of knowing this because the room was so dark, but if anyone turned on the lights, Dan would have been horrified at how yellow this wall was. Just then the lights went on and Dan screamed and fell backwards into the pit and died.

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  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    so my fiancee started her new job today

    8 hours of training, plus 2 hours of actually, you know, doing the job

    which is pretty gruelling

    but

    she makes $50/hour

    she can expect about 10-20 hours a week from this job, and about once a month they'll probably send her on expense-paid business trips to Vancouver or Montreal

    $50 an hour?

    *shakes fist at prosperous northern territories*

    It's $50 Canadian.

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  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Hey Pony, did you ever have problems with Deadly Premonition freezing on you?

  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Hes' got a great fucking voice. Daaaaaamn.

    You can tell he's nervous, though. And he doesn't follow an internal beat enough. All common things when you're nervous.

    But damn that kid's got talent.

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