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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    sometimes i have really weird thoughts that are even too weird for this forum (you guys being probably my most casual social circle by an order of magnitude)

    and then they just bounce around in my head

    weirder than the shit you say normally?

    :shock:

  • WinkyWinky Do you love me? It's funny if you think about the universeRegistered User regular
    I've been dreaming a lot lately.

    I've gotten to the point where I have a fairly consistent record of recognizing when I am sleeping.

    Then I exert executive control over the dream and turn it into a sex dream as soon as possible.

    But a few minutes later I almost always wake up.

    It is so depressing, I haven't figured out how to prevent myself from waking up once I've realized I'm dreaming.

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle I'm a Dapper Dan man! Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity.Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I think my favorite poem these days is Poema 20 by Pablo Neruda. It used to be:
    Reasons to Survive November by Tony Hoagland

    November like a train wreck—
    as if a locomotive made of cold
    had hurtled out of Canada
    and crashed into a million trees,
    flaming the leaves, setting the woods on fire.

    The sky is a thick, cold gauze—
    but there's a soup special at the Waffle House downtown,
    and the Jack Parsons show is up at the museum,
    full of luminous red barns.

    —Or maybe I'll visit beautiful Donna,
    the kickboxing queen from Santa Fe,
    and roll around in her foldout bed.

    I know there are some people out there
    who think I am supposed to end up
    in a room by myself

    with a gun and a bottle full of hate,
    a locked door and my slack mouth open
    like a disconnected phone.

    But I hate those people back
    from the core of my donkey soul
    and the hatred makes me strong
    and my survival is their failure,

    and my happiness would kill them
    so I shove joy like a knife
    into my own heart over and over

    and I force myself toward pleasure,
    and I love this November life
    where I run like a train
    deeper and deeper
    into the land of my enemies.

    OnTheLastCastle on
    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    sometimes i have really weird thoughts that are even too weird for this forum (you guys being probably my most casual social circle by an order of magnitude)

    and then they just bounce around in my head

    weirder than the shit you say normally?

    :shock:

    i don't say weird things... :(

  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    A haiku without nature imagery is kind of like a Shakespearean sonnet without the sharp turn at the end.

    Psn:wazukki
  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    Also I need to not spend $100 on a RAZOR NAGA because that thing just looks silly and I'd be silly if I did

    Psn:wazukki
  • descdesc harte Zeiten erfordern harten Techno Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    The seasonal reference is mandatory. You need to know seven hundred allusions to spring.

    I thought that had been challenged long ago and wasn't mandatory as of like a century ago. It's still official?

    well, for me it's mandatory. Really, I think it mostly needs a sharp juxtaposition between two images.

    Last Castle is the Judge Dredd of haiku

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    There is never a reason good enough to have a neckbeard.

  • descdesc harte Zeiten erfordern harten Techno Registered User regular
    Deebaser wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    My favorite poem, translated to English:

    Summer night
    Even the stars
    Are whispering to each other

    Kobayashi Issa


    :3

    TL;DR

    5-7-5? Let's bottom line it to 5 and cut the fluff.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Tiny little dog,
    Louder than its size; how far
    Can I kick the bitch

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    I've never played any P&P anything, other than Clue.

    You should start out with some RIFTS. It's a great beginner system.
    You are a terrible person.

  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Nerds sure do have a penchant for making something awesome (like Game of Thrones) out to be something not awesome.

    There may be other things in this world that are not exactly the way they like them to be, either. I will have to research this.

  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    I've never played any P&P anything, other than Clue.

    You should start out with some RIFTS. It's a great beginner system.

    What about FATAL

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    I've never played any P&P anything, other than Clue.

    You should start out with some RIFTS. It's a great beginner system.
    You are a terrible person.

    Yeah I'm pretty sure what Thom posted here is a war crime.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle I'm a Dapper Dan man! Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity.Registered User regular
    So many different translations of Poema 20. Hmmm.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    There is never a reason good enough to have a neckbeard.

    "Not enough money for a scarf."

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    wazilla wrote: »
    Also I need to not spend $100 on a RAZOR NAGA because that thing just looks silly and I'd be silly if I did

    Especially since you can get them from Amazon for $76 with free shipping.

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  • WinkyWinky Do you love me? It's funny if you think about the universeRegistered User regular
    Nerds sure do have a penchant for making something awesome (like Game of Thrones) out to be something not awesome.

    There may be other things in this world that are not exactly the way they like them to be, either. I will have to research this.

    Nerds do not appreciate how amazing everything is.

    If something isn't perfect then it's an affront to them personally.

    Everyone should just take a step back and realize how fucking great everything is.

  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Eddy wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure my first marriage proposal will be straight from that Forrest Gump scene
    Richard Nixon heard a pretty girl was going to be auditioning for a play so he went and auditioned in order to meet her.

    He proposed to her the first time they met.

    She said no but for the next couple years he kept asking and eventually she said yes.

    wandering on
    be nice to cows
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle I'm a Dapper Dan man! Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity.Registered User regular
    Poema 20 translated
    I can write the saddest lines tonight.

    Write for example: «The night is fractured
    and they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance».

    The night wind turns in the sky and sings.

    I can write the saddest lines tonight.
    I loved her, sometimes she loved me too.

    On nights like these I held her in my arms.
    I kissed her greatly under the infinite sky.

    She loved me, sometimes I loved her too.
    How could I not have loved her huge, still eyes.

    I can write the saddest lines tonight.
    To think I don’t have her, to feel I have lost her.

    Hear the vast night, vaster without her.
    Lines fall on the soul like dew on the grass.

    What does it matter that I couldn’t keep her.
    The night is fractured and she is not with me.

    That is all. Someone sings far off. Far off,
    my soul is not content to have lost her.

    As though to reach her, my sight looks for her.
    My heart looks for her: she is not with me

    The same night whitens, in the same branches.
    We, from that time, we are not the same.

    I don’t love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
    My voice tried to find the breeze to reach her.

    Another’s kisses on her, like my kisses.
    Her voice, her bright body, infinite eyes.

    I don’t love her, that’s certain, but perhaps I love her.
    Love is brief: forgetting lasts so long.

    Since, on these nights, I held her in my arms,
    my soul is not content to have lost her.

    Though this is the last pain she will make me suffer,
    and these are the last lines I will write for her.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    Waz i'm writing a paper about hybridity in poetry and just used an example of contemporary sonnets that deliberately refrain from the turn :shock:

    There are moments when the Gengar is as numinous
    as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    these pair of pants i'm wearing have the deepest pockets. it's weird. they're significantly, significantly deeper than any pair of pants i've ever worn.

    if i put my phone in my hip pocket, the standard ipod headphones barely reach my ears, and they're under tension when i stand up straight

    fuck you inexplicably deep pants pockets

  • descdesc harte Zeiten erfordern harten Techno Registered User regular
    I think my favorite poem these days is Poema 20 by Pablo Neruda. It used to be:
    Reasons to Survive November by Tony Hoagland

    November like a train wreck—
    as if a locomotive made of cold
    had hurtled out of Canada
    and crashed into a million trees,
    flaming the leaves, setting the woods on fire.

    The sky is a thick, cold gauze—
    but there's a soup special at the Waffle House downtown,
    and the Jack Parsons show is up at the museum,
    full of luminous red barns.

    —Or maybe I'll visit beautiful Donna,
    the kickboxing queen from Santa Fe,
    and roll around in her foldout bed.

    I know there are some people out there
    who think I am supposed to end up
    in a room by myself

    with a gun and a bottle full of hate,
    a locked door and my slack mouth open
    like a disconnected phone.

    But I hate those people back
    from the core of my donkey soul
    and the hatred makes me strong
    and my survival is their failure,

    and my happiness would kill them
    so I shove joy like a knife
    into my own heart over and over

    and I force myself toward pleasure,
    and I love this November life
    where I run like a train
    deeper and deeper
    into the land of my enemies.

    \m/

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    sonnets are almost completely analogous to models on the catwalk

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    There is never a reason good enough to have a neckbeard.

    Well, if you are a Maester...
    wazilla wrote: »
    Also I need to not spend $100 on a RAZOR NAGA because that thing just looks silly and I'd be silly if I did

    Especially since you can get them from Amazon for $76 with free shipping.

    I have the Razer Naga Epic.

    It is my favorite mouse ever, especially for MMOs.

    It makes Ctrl and Alt 5-9 useful.

    SOOO many hotkey shortcuts.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    Eddy wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure my first marriage proposal will be straight from that Forrest Gump scene
    Richard Nixon heard a pretty girl was going to be auditioning for a play so he went and auditioned in order to meet her.

    He proposed to her the first time they met.

    She said no but then he asked a bunch more times and eventually she said yes.

    And then he got impeached and resigned the presidency the end!

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  • descdesc harte Zeiten erfordern harten Techno Registered User regular
    I ... Throwing goats is now an animated emoticon?

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle I'm a Dapper Dan man! Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity.Registered User regular
    Tiny little dog,
    Louder than its size; how far
    Can I kick the bitch

    Needs two images.

    Wind swirls the branches;
    Little dog, louder than your size,
    where can I kick you?

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerds sure do have a penchant for making something awesome (like Game of Thrones) out to be something not awesome.

    There may be other things in this world that are not exactly the way they like them to be, either. I will have to research this.

    Nerds do not appreciate how amazing everything is.

    If something isn't perfect then it's an affront to them personally.

    Everyone should just take a step back and realize how fucking great everything is.

    Truly, there is no way that having some perspective could ever be a good alternative to having a bad argument about minutia.

  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    guys ill be honest

    poetry is gay

    i know so on account of my literary science

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  • VanguardVanguard Give up on art and become a dad in shorts at a pizza buffetRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Issa is the best of the three Haiku masters. I like this one by Kerouac, who wrote a book of haikus:

    My shoes clean
    from walking
    in the rain

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle I'm a Dapper Dan man! Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity.Registered User regular
    Sorry, I don't talk about my writing past much anymore. Maybe I'll get back to it.

    People who knew me seem to think it's bad that I don't anymore.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.

    twitch.tv/onthelastcastle
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    There is never a reason good enough to have a neckbeard.

    Well, if you are a Maester...
    wazilla wrote: »
    Also I need to not spend $100 on a RAZOR NAGA because that thing just looks silly and I'd be silly if I did

    Especially since you can get them from Amazon for $76 with free shipping.

    I have the Razer Naga Epic.

    It is my favorite mouse ever, especially for MMOs.

    It makes Ctrl and Alt 5-9 useful.

    SOOO many hotkey shortcuts.

    Not being an MMO player I have a Logitech G700, and the hotkeys + DPI switch makes playing an FPS a transcendent experience.

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  • VanguardVanguard Give up on art and become a dad in shorts at a pizza buffetRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    I've never played any P&P anything, other than Clue.

    You should start out with some RIFTS. It's a great beginner system.

    Don't listen to this troll.

  • Disco TerrierDisco Terrier Registered User regular
    Hahaha

    Al Emmo, the indie adventure game by the creators of the King's Quest remakes, is getting a new version.

    They're removing the CGI cutscenes and replacing them with in-engine 2D cutscenes. And they're changing the main character's godawful voice, which is kind of hilarious too for reasons I'm too lazy to explain.

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  • descdesc harte Zeiten erfordern harten Techno Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    I've been dreaming a lot lately.

    I've gotten to the point where I have a fairly consistent record of recognizing when I am sleeping.

    Then I exert executive control over the dream and turn it into a sex dream as soon as possible.

    But a few minutes later I almost always wake up.

    It is so depressing, I haven't figured out how to prevent myself from waking up once I've realized I'm dreaming.

    Spinning in circles is traditional to maintain dreaming. Do a pirouette and keep going at increasing speed.

    When you stop you will probably be somewhere else do to the brain going ADHD mode in dreams, but whatever.

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    I've always wanted to "get" poetry, but I always feel as though I'm on the outside of an inside joke.

  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Nerds sure do have a penchant for making something awesome (like Game of Thrones) out to be something not awesome.

    There may be other things in this world that are not exactly the way they like them to be, either. I will have to research this.

    Nerds do not appreciate how amazing everything is.

    If something isn't perfect then it's an affront to them personally.

    Everyone should just take a step back and realize how fucking great everything is.
    What if I stepped back so far that I realized that even persnicketyness is great and that's why I'm persnickety did you ever think of that

    be nice to cows
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    I've always wanted to "get" poetry, but I always feel as though I'm on the outside of an inside joke.

    Think of it like 16th century Twitter.

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