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Penny Arcade - Comic - Enemies Within

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Penny Arcade - Comic - Enemies Within

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    FireballDragonFireballDragon Registered User regular
    I'm with Tycho on this one. And at least this outcome is more figurative than the "Jesse's Girl" comic.

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    ironzergironzerg Registered User regular
    I'll try to continue with the metaphor here.

    It seems like Wayfinder was an oatmeal cookie with raisins, which very, very few people actually want. Now they've claimed to have taken out the raisins, these are now baked by the nicest grandma in the world, and she's giving you an oatmeal cookie for one upfront price.

    The point being that it's still an oatmeal cookie. And now the people who were happy to pay more for the original oatmeal cookie with raisins transactions are upset, because that's what they really wanted. Now that cookie is different, and the raisins are gone, and they're out the money they paid for early access to the oatmeal raisin cookies.

    And the rest of us are sitting here wondering why Penny Arcade suddenly has such a hard on for oatmeal cookies.

    Very, very few people likes oatmeal cookies. I don't care how nice the grandma is that baked them.

    So just give it a couple weeks after it relaunches to the general public.

    Despite what some people might be saying, you're going to overspend on an oatmeal cookie you didn't really want in the first place, take a few bites, and be reminded of why you don't like oatmeal cookies.

    And then you're going to regret not spending that $30 or whatever to add more chocolate chips to the cookies you've already been enjoying.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    So, just to be clear, you are saying that Joe Madureira is my grandma?

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    ArmsForPeace84ArmsForPeace84 Your Partner In Freedom Registered User regular
    ironzerg wrote: »
    And then you're going to regret not spending that $30 or whatever to add more chocolate chips to the cookies you've already been enjoying.

    $30? Ouch. I didn't know Sprouts even sold chocolate chips.

    Nothing personal. It's just business.
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I'm just going to say that oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips are the best cookies, when they have enough spices in them.

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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    Well, spices and especially soft batch.

    Dry rock hard cookies are kind of meh in general. Doesn't matter what you put in them if eating them is like biting into a crumbly starchy rock.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    I'm just going to say that oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips are the best cookies, when they have enough spices in them.

    Chocolate chips in oatmeal cookies is as wild as raisins in a normal cookie.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Here's my unpopular cookie position: I don't like warm chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. I'd rather let them cool so there's a bit of bite resistance.

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    v2miccav2micca Registered User regular
    So, possibly unpopular opinion here, I like peas in my pot pie. Particularly beef pot pies which can get heavy. I also like their texture in a pot pie more than something like a green been, which I feel can get leathery in a pie.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Every variant of every food mentioned above is good. Warm soft cookies, make of sugar or oatmeal and filled with raisins or chocolate or nuts or all? Great. Crunchy cookies that crumble into dust, like one of those rock hard Nature Valley bars (which are also delicious)? I'll take it. Peas in a pie? Put any veggies in the pie. Artisan pizza? Worth every penny. Little Caesar's? I'll take it.

    The downside of being a human garbage disposal is that I can't relate when people talk about foods they hate. But the upsides are plentiful.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Dry rock hard cookies are kind of meh in general. Doesn't matter what you put in them if eating them is like biting into a crumbly starchy rock.

    My only exception is when dipping in milk. Crunchy cookies can be great dipped in milk, just like you'd dip biscotti in coffee.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited June 5
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, possibly unpopular opinion here, I like peas in my pot pie. Particularly beef pot pies which can get heavy. I also like their texture in a pot pie more than something like a green been, which I feel can get leathery in a pie.

    Not wanting peas in your pot pie is some fussy child bullshit, I swear to god. It's not like it's brussel sprouts or some other food with an extreme flavor profile, they're fuckin' peas.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited June 5
    Double post.

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    I hadn't heard of the game before, but golden axe clones never get old, I might try it out if the price is not too high

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, possibly unpopular opinion here, I like peas in my pot pie. Particularly beef pot pies which can get heavy. I also like their texture in a pot pie more than something like a green been, which I feel can get leathery in a pie.

    Not wanting peas in your pot pie is some fussy child bullshit, I swear to god. It's not like it's brussel sprouts or some other food with an extreme flavor profile, they're fuckin' peas.

    People have different levels of tasting ability and texture sensation.

    Just because they didn't taste like anything to you doesn't mean they aren't very strong to someone else.

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, possibly unpopular opinion here, I like peas in my pot pie. Particularly beef pot pies which can get heavy. I also like their texture in a pot pie more than something like a green been, which I feel can get leathery in a pie.

    Not wanting peas in your pot pie is some fussy child bullshit, I swear to god. It's not like it's brussel sprouts or some other food with an extreme flavor profile, they're fuckin' peas.

    conceded but, what're they doing in there in the first place then? There's a million other better vegetables and/or legumes you could use that might actually contribute some sort of flavor

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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    Keep in mind that pot pies as we currently know them are mass produced and intended for sale to as many palates as possible. So picking something (relatively) bland, cheap, and plentiful like a pea as one of the included veggies was likely on purpose, especially when one considers savory pies often share the same ingredients as whatever stews are common to a region.

    Unless of course you are making them from scratch yourself, but most people don't do that anymore. They just buy whatever is at the store.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Personally, I don't really want strong distinct vegetable flavors in my pot pies (or my beef stews). I want it all to taste like pot pie (or like stew). :lol:

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    ThanatosiaThanatosia Registered User regular
    edited June 5
    v2micca wrote: »
    So, possibly unpopular opinion here, I like peas in my pot pie. Particularly beef pot pies which can get heavy. I also like their texture in a pot pie more than something like a green been, which I feel can get leathery in a pie.

    Not wanting peas in your pot pie is some fussy child bullshit, I swear to god. It's not like it's brussel sprouts or some other food with an extreme flavor profile, they're fuckin' peas.
    Put me down as a fussy child then. But to be fair, it's nothing to do with their flavor profile.... I can't stand the texture. They are an extreme texture profile IMO. I actually like peas on their own, or in mixed with corn, but I cannot stand them mixed into other things like Cassaroles, Stews, Soups, or Meat Pies. Corn is the same thing, fine with peas as they have a similar texture, but mixing it into other stuff just revolts me on a deep level.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    Yes, I remember. I had lasagna.

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    BursarBursar Hee Noooo! PDX areaRegistered User regular
    re: the newspost

    The fact that they're playing a Cyberpunk campaign for Acq.Inc. and not calling it "Haquisitions" will be a missed opportunity.

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    furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    I will not stand for this oatmeal raisin cookie slander! They are my favorites!

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    You know what's really good in oatmeal raisin cookies? OTHER BERRIES. Panera has this really tasty one that has cranberries, strawberries and blueberries (and raisins, of course). Really brings it to another level.

    Honestly, I'm okay with most cookies other than peanut butter or sugar cookies.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    I would cheerfully sell you all to the Borg for a plate of fresh peanut cookies with cardamon

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    Cookies (called biscuits here) are usually mass produced and either rectangular or Oreo-like

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