Why just distract yourself when you could ALSO listen to a [podcast]?

PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, manAh, jeezRegistered User regular
I'm currently playing Yakuza 5 WHILE listening to MBMBAM read a buckwild turducken-of-90's-references pizza newspiece.

How're y'all distracting yourselves WHILE distracting yourselves?

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I am unable to be distracted by more than one thing at a time, I just get distracted by the new thing and completely stop paying attention to the previous distraction

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, but the latest Rude Tales didn't strike any significant chords for me. I did recently Patronise them though and have been listening to Rude Talks and it's very good.

  • replacewythyreplacewythy Registered User regular
    I've been listening to podcasts while I play persona 3 the answer, that's a grindy one, especially if you're like me and don't know what strategy is

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    playing the post-story extra epilogue thing? yeah the gameplay of that sucks
    in fact the whole thing sucks except the single big crazy reveal moment

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    Off-Book had to switch up their format because trying to synchronize an improvised musical over Zoom is...unrealistic, so they're just talking and then doing solo improv songs/raps over premade beats and it's...weird!



    anyways they uploaded the first one of these to youtube

  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts KABOOM Splooooosh...Registered User regular
    I don't know where else to post about this, but I just 100% Assassin's Creed Black Flag

    It's up there with my favorite games, so it feels good to have mastered it (and it's DLCs!)

    Now it's onto Rogue, which I played for a few days via Redbox, thought was really cool, and then never played again

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Rude Tales has, as a Patreon feature, a feature called "Radio Free Cordelia"

    The cast contributes songs, poems, it's all p. good

    In the first entry, Chris Hastings delivers a "DJ set" that feels so AGGRESSIVELY TARGETED at me that I am actively unsettled

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    I'm playing skyrim on ps4 with mods while listening to punch up the jam

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I find it incredibly plausible that Matt Rorie takes his fuckin shoes off at work

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I find it incredibly plausible that Matt Rorie takes his fuckin shoes off at work

    Do they take their work shoes off for fucking

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I dont come here to get interrogated

  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Registered User regular
    Shoes are feet prisons but yeah, never take them off at work.

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Listen I got no love for the prison system

    But I think maybe feet deserve it

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I only got one person on ignore and its cause for a profile picture they chose feet

  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Shoes are feet prisons but yeah, never take them off at work.

    It's true. That's why we vote on things by raising our hands instead of our feet. Although I think the law on that is shifting in some states.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    You will not contain my feet.

    Stand with me, comrades. Stand for freedom.

    We are the Pieds de Résistance.

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    I only got one person on ignore and its cause for a profile picture they chose feet

    Not a Tarantino fan, huh?

    This post was sponsored by Goop.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    It may be the least objectionable aspect of Quentin Tarantino, which is not to say I do not object

  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    I find it incredibly plausible that Matt Rorie takes his fuckin shoes off at work

    Do they take their work shoes off for fucking

    Ooooh you know it’s time for business that’s why they call em my business socks hey

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    I wear crocs without socks now and there is not a thing in this world anyone can do to stop that

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts KABOOM Splooooosh...Registered User regular
    Totally unspoilery FF7 thing inspired by Waypoint's podcast

    I didn't know Cloud/Tifa vs Cloud/Aerith was a thing

    Why would anyone pick Aerith

    Like she seems fine

    But Tifa? Tifa buff

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Cloud/Barret is the most canonical anyway

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    Well that kind of has to do with actual spoilery stuff from the original game

    but even without revealing actual plot details, it's obvious from context that Cloud is definitely crushing on Aerith, while Tifa has an unrequited childhood crush on Cloud

    it's very japanese soap opera-ish

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts KABOOM Splooooosh...Registered User regular
    Well that kind of has to do with actual spoilery stuff from the original game

    but even without revealing actual plot details, it's obvious from context that Cloud is definitely crushing on Aerith, while Tifa has an unrequited childhood crush on Cloud

    it's very japanese soap opera-ish

    Oh okay, that's all very interesting

    But counterpoint

    Tifa girl with abs??????

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I'm currently either Animal Crossing or building gunpla while listening to Rude Tales of Maaaaagiiiiiic

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    did Steven Soderbergh play Final Fantasy 7 and that's when he decided to invent Gina Carano to make Haywire

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Cloud/Vincent is the only correct choice

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Vincent is like 57 though

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Registered User regular
    Cloud x Cait Sith

  • Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    The mech trailer and the fact that with no commute (and 3rd work monitor) means I've gotten back into NMS as my podcast/catch up on giant bomb thing.

  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts KABOOM Splooooosh...Registered User regular
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

    Yeah as someone who barely knows anything about FF7 my only experiences were with her in Kingdom Hearts and the internet, and between those two I didn't realize that she apparently has the ability to be like...snarky

    Hearing them talk about that on Waypoint was eye-opening

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I picked up my game of FF7 I started a few weeks ago.

    I just snuck out of Aerith's house.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited April 8
    I'm curious about what the future FF7R games do with Vincent and Yuffie

    Vincent's backstory is surprisingly critical to much of what happens in 7, but it's hidden in a cave at the very end of the game

    Yuffie, I think they have to expand Wutai a lot, because it's hard to believe this single town was able to fight a war against Shinra for as long as they did

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

    I very much remember her as being that way and I've been trying to deconstruct why that's the case ever since I listened to the recent Waypoint

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    I'm playing skyrim on ps4 with mods while listening to punch up the jam

    I'm also doing the first half of this which means I've just been messing with mods all morning and now I think I'm finally done. Are you using Forests of Skyrim because it's crazy how different it makes parts of that game feel.

    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    I'm curious about what the future FF7R games do with Vincent and Yuffie

    Vincent's backstory is surprisingly critical to much of what happens in 7, but it's hidden in a cave at the very end of the game

    Yuffie, I think they have to expand Wutai a lot, because it's hard to believe this single town was able to fight a war against Shinra for as long as they did

    Yuffie and Vincent had a really fun dynamic in Dirge of Cerberus, it's a shame that it's all stuck in Dirge of Cerberus.

    Yuffie also had lots of good stuff with Zack in Crisis Core, and I imagine they'll put a lot of the work done there into Remake Wutai.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    Straightzi wrote: »
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

    I very much remember her as being that way and I've been trying to deconstruct why that's the case ever since I listened to the recent Waypoint

    I mean that's basically how she's portrayed in every appearance outside of FF7 itself.

    And just old fashioned cultural osmosis

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

    I very much remember her as being that way and I've been trying to deconstruct why that's the case ever since I listened to the recent Waypoint

    To be honest while how fans treat aeris is especially gross, I think this happened to most of the cast

    Like how cloud was talked about and how I remembered him for over a decade was as the overly silent brooding sad boy, and it wasn’t until a few years ago playing it again that I remembered he has so much more character to him than that

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    the cloud/aerith stuff gets even weirder when you remember how many character traits of aerith fans actively erase so that she's just innocent smiling wife girl

    I very much remember her as being that way and I've been trying to deconstruct why that's the case ever since I listened to the recent Waypoint

    I mean that's basically how she's portrayed in every appearance outside of FF7 itself.

    And just old fashioned cultural osmosis

    Kind of like coming into EVA in 2019 and wondering who the fuck thought deeply traumatized adolescents were the perfect vector for merchandising everything.

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