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Apr 20, 2013 at 10:49PM EDT+1
A pretty interesting case of psychology (totes not bringing it up because psychology interests me) there. People do tend to associate others by first impressions and, as one gets to know another, their usual demeanor.
Like… say a guy who is always quiet and speaks very little makes a deal with a guy who is outgoing and talkative to act like each other for a day or some and such. People would note that the quiet person is now more talkative, going so far as saying even more as the outgoing person, even if he only talks about the same as the outgoing person, and vice versa. It can also apply to appearance. Someone with the face of a thug and is kind will be a bit of a shock to some people.
This can apply to internet related things as well. Just as you said, someone with the name of Verbose will eventually gain the rep of being a tl:dr poster regardless if said behavior wanes. And when something sticks, it sticks. Which leads to…
Apr 20, 2013 at 10:48PM EDT+1
Well, there isn’t really anything hugely anime or meme related in my avatar and username. The short story is I used the ‘Rail Tracer’ thing as a joke and, since back then I had no real ‘rep’ (>implying I have one now) it stayed, even with my old username of El Slinker.
As for why I chose Claire Stanfield… this explains it nicely: His character is an interesting one. He’s a normal human in a series full of immortals and demonic godlike beings, yet he becomes the strongest through just training and willpower.
There’s another reason as well. He has a belief in metaphysical solipsism. Something which I had since a child. It was this sort of fear of being the only real being in a dream world and that I really couldn’t die, and it didn’t help that I’ve come out alive through many near death experiences (a tree almost falling on top of me during a thunderstorm, a pike that was rammed through my abdomen and narrowly missed puncturing my stomach, a few stabbings here and there, and a car crash among things) and having suffered from black outs and dissociative amnesia from head trauma caused by aforementioned car crash.
Apr 20, 2013 at 10:45PM EDT+1
It frightened me to think that. It made me fear for what would become of my loved ones, it made me cold and distant. I had already lost someone that I had promised myself to always love and protect, and it just added up to the point where this mentality sort of lead to depression that I would not recover from for a couple years.
What intrigues me of Claire is that he has the sort of same mentality, yet he sees the positive of that ideology, where a person can do whatever he wants however he wants to. It’s the ‘glass half full’ point of view, if you will. That philosophy was quite intriguing, really. That instantly made him an impactful character to me, which is funny because Isaac and Miria are actually my favorite characters from Baccano. You should totes watch Baccano.
lol I just tl:dr’d ya. This is what happens when I have nothing to do and have full reign on a topic which I am intrigued by.
Apr 20, 2013 at 10:33PM EDT+1
I suppose all that makes sense … but it’s telling me nothing I didn’t already know … :P The only thing that was odd to me was that I’m more feminine than I am masculine. But oh well, I suppose I actually need to be. I’ll attribute my femininity to my love of cute things.
I am one of those people that has amazing stuff come to me while I’m not at my best mental state … Lack of sleep, extreme sadness … it’s all good fodder for my artistic mind. XD
If anything, my “craziness” doesn’t interfere with my life. If anything, I wouldn’t be able to happily function without it. All those quirky things I love are what keeps my rambling mind at bay. If I didn’t have them, I’d be all over the place … not in a good way.
Apr 20, 2013 at 10:32PM EDT+1
I think the only way I’m able to know, as dumb as it sounds, is because I’m very much a hopeless romantic and I can’t stand to think of myself NOT with someone; the reality of it is really upsetting, so I at least try to think of how happy I would or will eventually be––we already discussed this the other day though. :P
When I heard the song, it was a lot more eerie and less chill than what I would think you would be “chilling” to on North Campus. XD But to each his own, I suppose! I haven’t seen any FF IV action since I used to watch my friend playing it years and years ago.
The charter in Athens is definitely better than the DSL I was used to at home here. :P Luckily my parents recently got Cable internet here just a couple of months ago, so the internet has been BOUNDS better.
Apr 20, 2013 at 07:00PM EDT+1
Thanks to that combo, my team went undefeated this season.
Apr 20, 2013 at 05:30PM EDT+1
My school’s offense is similar to the Washington Redskins. We have a fantastic, large running back (moi) that can run a lot of different plays, but our QB can pass like a boss and is a skiller scrambler. My number is 66, by the way, and I use the “Jimmy Lethal” name, so the last name on my jersey is, in fact, Lethal.
Apr 20, 2013 at 04:29PM EDT+1
The combined result of those three gave Nintendo the highest amount of sells. So Sony and Microsoft, seeing the dollars fly by to Nintendo, wanted to get in on it. Sony decided a similar way as Nintendo and used that weird sphere thingy, which turned out ok. Microsoft took it to the next level and made the Kinect. Innovative, but not extremely well thought out.
Microsoft’s audience, the casual gamer, wasn’t too keen on this Kinect gaming. Yet in the recent years it took up at least 75% of Microsoft presentation on gaming events. They put too much focus into it, wanting to expand their audience to younger ages and beating Nintendo in motion gaming, while forgetting their old audience of people who just wanted to play their vidya.
The new ideas for the Kinect are ok, and certainly better thought out. But I still will prefer to wait and see.
As for KYM. My love for internet culture is certainly a big reason for my activity here, but ponies was a reason I started here in the first place.
Apr 20, 2013 at 04:28PM EDT+1
Well, as opposite to the PS3 which was more a system for hardcore technology gamers who wanted the best out of their machine regardless of price, the Xbox 360 started more as a casual gamer console.
So with the 360 being the most “casual” console, it was only obvious that Microsoft would build on social media. Not that the others didn’t, but casual gamers have the highest chance of using social media.
A possible reason I believe caused this sudden focus on all-age gaming and kinect is due to Nintendo. Sure, Microsoft had the casual gamer, but Nintendo still beat them in number of sales (in hours spend per console Microsoft would dominate though). Nintendo had their solid line of classics for nostalgia fags (as you explained as well), a reputation for being more innocent resulting in parents buying a Wii for their kids instead of the other two, and always tried something new which peaked interest (DS touch screen and Wii motion controller).
Apr 20, 2013 at 03:27PM EDT+1
“playing Final Fantasy XV or XX”
Apr 20, 2013 at 03:26PM EDT+1
Oh no, you misunderstood me there (it’s my own fault though). I don’t really mind that they put more attention to the social media and that everything gets combined with Facebook and Twitter nowadays, I mind that at times they put the focus on it too much.
That’s what I fear for the new Xbox, that they’ll build it around social media and not gamers. And should they do that, I will switch to PS4.
Nintendo games have always been more single player for me, regardless of the option to play them online. I tried Mario Kart online a few times, but it just doesn’t do it. To me, the challenge in that game is winning all the cups with gold, not online play.
Same as you, I don’t use my console for social media. It’s a gaming console, not social networking. I do have some close friends on the Xbox though, and always enjoy conversating with them. But that goes over chat, not social media.
And yes, I am a more oldschool true gamer. From the days when gaming was still a hobby done by “nerds”. These peasants cannot even hope to attain my level.
Apr 20, 2013 at 02:12PM EDT+1
Seriously though, what does my score mean? x_x
Apr 20, 2013 at 02:04PM EDT+1
Here’s what I got …
“You scored 45.833 out of 100 masculine points, 55 out of 100 feminine points, and 59.167 out of 100 androgynous (neutral) points.”
Shocking how much more feminine I was than I thought … especially compared to masculine. I guess I really am a girl. But check out those androgynous points. :P
Apr 20, 2013 at 02:03PM EDT+1
Thank ya! I was up all night watching the Boston manhunt Thursday night/Friday morning, so I drew that while they were still searching for the other kid.
And yes, it was a rhetorical question for the most part, haha. I’m actually flattered by all the attention, but I love being able to converse with people about mutual interests. Sometimes I think I’m crazy (AND HAVE CERTAIN PEOPLE TELL ME I AM *COUGH*BULLET*COUGH*) for liking the things that I do and to such an extreme extent, so having someone else to gush over them with makes me feel a lot less bothered by it.
Apr 20, 2013 at 01:57PM EDT+1
Oh, I don’t do it to hurt people deliberately. Most everyone knows how facetious I am about stuff like that … they know how much crap they give me and respect me for just shrugging it off sarcastically. The only time I had no idea I was taking it too far was that one instance. But I do get the occasional declaration of love every now and then … Sometimes I entertain the thought of being with them, but 9 times out of 10 I know I would only be entering a relationship out of pity. Luckily I know how to say “no” and politely decline. 8P I know what I want and what I NEED in a relationship, and unfortunately it hasn’t been “in the stars” for me yet (since we’re joking about astrology).
There must be something to troubleshoot it, but I talked to my friend about it and he said more or less it is the need for a redownload because of a corrupted download for whatever reason. Sometimes parts of files don’t download completely or get corrupted.
Sex. Role. Inventory. INTERESTING. Okay, I’m going to find a test for it and I’ll get back to you with the results …
Apr 20, 2013 at 02:24AM EDT+1
I am terrible at peopling.
Apparently, Chrome thinks “peopling” is a word. And it is now also apparent that it is a word (although not in the way that I used it.) …I should get back to correspondences.
Apr 19, 2013 at 06:03PM EDT+1
(Verbose+alcohol-sleep)(This thread) We need to make this happen somehow, people.
Apr 19, 2013 at 05:18PM EDT+1
FINALLY getting around to responding to you. (Why am I so popular?! x_x)
I’ve considered SCAD for an 18 mo. MA in Illustration. An MFA in Illustration takes upwards of three years. Not a fan of that amount of time. Plus SCAD is 40k a year, so … no telling if it’ll even happen. :(
I admit, I am kind of a fiend. One of my circles calls me a “succubus” all in good nature. A guy in that group got REALLY legit mad at me for teasing him too much one night and basically wanted to end our friendship cause he couldn’t handle it, called me a succubus in a heated argument. So I learned to take it easier with him later on. :P
Hmm, perhaps a different SD card will work, but it could just be a matter of deleting it and then redownloading it as well. No telling if the download was corrupted originally. I’m not sure if it played flawlessly before, but there’s no telling. :x
I have a lot of friends that are INTJ. They’re really similar to me except they have the intuitive rather than the sensing. Astrology is indeed to poke fun at, but I like being categorized into something that actually gets it right for once. I haven’t found any other “personality” tests that have really fit, but since you’re a psych major you might know of more that would be decent for me to try.
Apr 19, 2013 at 04:12PM EDT+1
Ah, the good old SNES. I still have mine around and know it still works. Plugged it back in quite some while ago and had a great time with some of my old games.
For handhelds I have a trusty GBC, but I never play that thing anymore. And that DS Lite from my little sister on ultra rare occasions.
Consoles is Xbox 360 and Wii. The Wii was a price through a contest, so lucky there. Unfortunately I don’t really use the Wii anymore (same for my old Gamecube). I am not really a pc gamer, and most of my time spend gaming is done on the 360.
I have intentions to buy both a Wii U (once you get better deals for them) and either a PS4 or the new Xbox. That’s an “or” for a reason. I’d like to continue on my Xbox, but have heard rumors that Microsoft is focussing on social media and family fun times again, while Sony sticks to gamers like myself. So there it’s a wait until the next Xbox is announced, and I’ll decide on that. I want to play my vidya, not get dumb tweets through a kinect camera.
Apr 19, 2013 at 04:11PM EDT+1
I barely got what your avatar stands for. TL;DR = Teal Deer. Either I’m too dense to spot such connections or you are one clever bastard.
Apr 19, 2013 at 03:10PM EDT+3
Never change… You’re awesome that way…
Apr 19, 2013 at 02:39PM EDT+1
What was your opinion on Skyward Sword if I might ask? I was still able to enjoy the game, but I thought it was rather disappointing by Zelda standards.
Apr 19, 2013 at 02:39PM EDT0
“Tharja, promise you won’t leave me. Promise you’ll stay safe.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll be with you always. …Even if it’s as a vengeful ghost.”
Commitment, ladies and gentlemen.
Apr 19, 2013 at 12:10PM EDT+1
Hmm, I also didn’t mind the ocarina in OOT and MM or even really the gimmicks in the DS games (Even though, as a musician, I was completely humiliated by how much ass I sucked at trying to play that stupid spirit flute.)
The thing that bugs me about the look of this new Zelda game is that it just seems so immersion breaking. With things like the ocarina in OOT or the sword mechanics SS, it always felt like Nintendo was using new controls to explore new game mechanics that fit seamlessly with the atmosphere of the game. When playing the ocarina, I wasn’t fingering the c buttons, I was using a magical instrument to help me on my adventure. In this new game, it looks more like using game mechanics to explore new controls. It feels like it would be difficult for me to ‘forget’ that I’m playing a video game. Immersion is such an important part of the Zelda series, so I’m apprehensive.
Apr 19, 2013 at 10:47AM EDT+1
That new Zelda game looks a bit gimmicky. Disappointing really.
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