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Snow
August 12th, 2016, 08:37 AM
The parts where you notice a thing that influenced other things in science fiction you grew up with and love, and was used here for the first time, are fun. Imagining the cultures and ecosystems that were really lovingly described is fun.

Paul and his momma are a bore though.

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 08:38 AM
give up on it, just like with bad fanfics that have good ideas

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 08:41 AM
The tiny atrophied artist in me revels in a science fiction universe with something other than Apple aesthetics.

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 08:43 AM
I'd continue reading Dune because the universe is great but the characters are such enormous dicks, what do
Where are you at?

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 08:44 AM
Do not break your bones just to feel the endorphins.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 08:47 AM
And magical space courtesan nuns who manipulate everyone using religion, prophecy and eugenics was pretty majestic and forward an idea.

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Where are you at?

Paul and momma just survived a sandstorm in a tent by meditating. Tufir's POV right now.

Five_X
August 12th, 2016, 08:49 AM
Dune is pretty good, keep on reading. Though yeah, the characters can be pretty hit or miss at times.

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 08:56 AM
And magical space courtesan nuns who manipulate everyone using religion, prophecy and eugenics was pretty majestic and forward an idea.

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Paul and momma just survived a sandstorm in a tent by meditating. Tufir's POV right now.
I think some of Paul's more interesting moments in the book are coming up, while Jessica's going to decline in importance shortly. Paul will drop off again, but his role in the next parts are worth it IMO.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 10:04 AM
Most of what I dislike about him is the result of him being the result of generations of careful breeding and knowing it. If anything, I can appreciate the absence of 'you're a wizard Harry' in his personal success story. He knows what he's there for.

I can like him as a character without liking him as a person, I hope.

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Hopefully when Jessica stops introspecting about her son being so amaze after every paragraph.

mAc Chaos
August 12th, 2016, 10:05 AM
I've never actually felt a visceral dislike of a character as a person except when reading Amber. It was almost hard to keep reading.

Normally I just see them as characters. Like Kotomine. Obviously you'd never like him as a person, but that never even comes into play for me.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 10:27 AM
Granted, the last time I opened the book was three years ago, and before Kotomine ruined me for other men.

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 10:28 AM
Granted, the last time I opened the book was three years ago, and before Kotomine ruined me for other men.
Oh my.

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 10:28 AM
I don't think there's much to dislike there on a personal level.* And I think he shows enough care for the weak.


*well ok one can certainly dislike his Sueish traits, which are in full swing at the point you're at where's Lawrance of Arabia"Your father would’ve been more concerned for the men he couldn’t save."

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 11:07 AM
Paul is a fundamentally tragic character, yes. He's not only the result of a breeding and education that accurate to make him a perfect application of determinism, but because of the way prescience works his powers lock him on a future which he detests and fears yet cannot avoid.
Tbh this only becomes important in Messiah. In Dune he's a pampered boy who loses everything thanks to politics and gets his victory because he's so good at everything.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 11:36 AM
Ignore or not, the first book is a story of Paul's triumph. It's Messiah where you actually experience how fucked he is and that'll rake up sympathy points much faster than quasimystical mumbo jumbo of visions of an emergent god.

asterism42
August 12th, 2016, 11:36 AM
I've never actually felt a visceral dislike of a character as a person except when reading Amber. It was almost hard to keep reading.

Normally I just see them as characters. Like Kotomine. Obviously you'd never like him as a person, but that never even comes into play for me.
Actually, I'm fairly certain I'd like Kotomine as a person. This worries me sometimes.

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 11:38 AM
He'd, like, abuse you emotionally for funsies.

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 12:16 PM
Ignore or not, the first book is a story of Paul's triumph. It's Messiah where you actually experience how fucked he is and that'll rake up sympathy points much faster than quasimystical mumbo jumbo of visions of an emergent god.Surely not.

"Here was the unborn jihad, he knew. Here was the race consciousness that he had known once as his own terrible purpose. Here was reason enough for a Kwisatz Haderach or a Lisan al-Gaib or even the halting schemes of the Bene Gesserit. The race of humans had felt its own dormancy, sensed itself grown stale and knew now only the need to experience turmoil in which the genes would mingle and the strong new mixtures survive. All humans were alive as an unconscious single organism in this moment, experiencing a kind of sexual heat that could override any barrier. And Paul saw how futile were any efforts of his to change any smallest bit of this. He had thought to oppose the jihad within himself, but the jihad would be. His legions would rage out from Arrakis even without him. They needed only the legend he already had become. He had shown them the way, given them mastery even over the Guild which must have the spice to exist. A sense of failure pervaded him, and he saw through it that Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen had slipped out of the torn uniform, stripped down to a fighting girdle with a mail core."

The finale of Dune is Paul's utter failure. Every apparent success, everything that his followers see as glorious triumph, are trappings over the truth that he's given humanity over to slaughter - and those deceptive trappings are exactly what's leading them on toward that slaughter. What do Gurney and Stilgar, the good and simple 'old faithfuls' see in Paul's defeat of Feyd-Rautha? The Atreides overcoming the Harkonnen, white overcoming black. What's the reality? The Harkonnen na-Baron is Paul's uncle; in fact, Paul has as at least as good a claim to the Barony as Feyd, being born directly of the Baron's line instead of a younger demi-brother. He's Paul's brother, a parallel point on the Kwisatz Haderach breeding line, save that he didn't have Paul's Bene Gesserit training and spice overdoses - and the Fenrings explicitly discuss how similar they are. Had Paul been a girl, they would have married and she would have borne Feyd the 'true' Kwisatz Haderach. And Paul leaves him dead on the floor.

And Gurney and Stilgar, what have they become at the end? 'Creatures of the Lisan al-Gaib', not friends. Thufir dies in his arms. His child dies far from his arms. Chani weeps, and he can only feel grief through her, and even then he has to dignify Irulan as his wife while only holding his love as a concubine. Shaddam, whom he robs of all titles and dignity, is yet another kinsman - a fact which Paul insists on during the confrontation.

Dune's ending strips and flays Paul.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 12:23 PM
You can interpret most of his personal losses and angst as typical hero's journey stuff. I would disagree that there is no personal triumph at the end, because he's in a position to build the future as he sees fit, with a worry that this might not be as possible as it would seem.
I think we're also focusing on a bit different trains of thought. I think Dune is not a very easy read. It's quite cerebral and it's characters often emotionally distant from the reader. You need to 'get' that Paul is sympathetic. I mostly want to suggest that it's easier in Messiah, because he's in a seemingly invulnerable position.

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 12:29 PM
Just recently, actually, since I've been fitting a re-read of the series into my summer books.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 12:35 PM
While above is answer to Bridge it stands to Seika as well. A lot of what you wrote is either future problems to solve in the first book or something that Paul doesn't even seem to mind all that much because iirc we don't get that much about it in his personal thoughts. So again this is not a readily available personal tragedy, but one that needs to be reasoned out or interpreted that way (with hindsight bias as a factor).

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 12:44 PM
What in my post is yet to come by the end of Dune?

I'll rebut one bit of Bridge's post, though:
The ominous foreshadowing of Fremen softness seems to be anticipated and prepared against by Paul in the first book.

‘And what of Arrakis?’ the Emperor asked. ‘Another garden world full of gentle things?’
‘The Fremen have the word of Muad’Dib,’ Paul said. ‘There will be flowing water here open to the sky and green oases rich with good things. But we have the spice to think of, too. Thus there will always be desert on Arrakis … and fierce winds, and trials to toughen a man. We Fremen have a saying: “God created Arrakis to train the faithful.” One cannot go against the word of God.’

Sesto
August 12th, 2016, 12:49 PM
Actually, I'm fairly certain I'd like Kotomine as a person. This worries me sometimes.

He'd be a great father-in-law

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 12:50 PM
It's certainly true that Dune isn't an emotive reading that, so to say, speaks to the heart. But if one wants to ignore all the very visible losses that strike Paul as either "part of the narrative deal" or conscious economic choices for the attaining of his satisfaction curve, well, it's probably time to go out and breathe some fresh air.
Im certain you could've lived without the fresh air comment. That aside the rest of universe is something that is only referenced, fremen are the people that are encountered. As for his losses the very fact that this is a formulaic story in a cold universe makes you more numb and accepting towards people dying.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Ah, no worries then.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:00 PM
Such a highbrow book!

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:02 PM
Well, it's legit scifi.

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 01:02 PM
After reading all of that, I kinda want to read the book now.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:06 PM
Quite telling that almost every instance of scifi since that wanted to take itself seriously squeezed aspects of it for what they were worth.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:12 PM
What in my post is yet to come by the end of Dune?
Write that down to me reading diagonally on phone while eating dinner so I apologize.
The first part of your post is hard to sympathize with. It's a philosophical statement and we see it's true effects in later books, solidifying Paul's failure which is why I point to Messiah.
The second part, you're already putting this forth in a more passionate, emotionally engaging manner then I remember the book doing. That could be the problem of my memory though.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:17 PM
The approach being perhaps less science and more fiction. Seeing that it's okay to mesh the implications of culture and religion with a futuristic plot, and that they could jump thousands of years into the future and thus have more artistic freedom without having to tie everything neatly to current levels of scientific progress and the known universe, must've been liberating.

Also machine wars.

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 01:18 PM
Read a couple of chapters of a fic by the name of A Spartan In Westeros. It was fine and dandy until I realized it was pretty much just primitive barbarians gushing over the killing machine from space and his shiny pet.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:20 PM
Also machine wars.
Abort! Keep distance! Stay at Children or God emperor.

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:21 PM
The approach being perhaps less science and more fiction. Seeing that it's okay to mesh the implications of culture and religion with a futuristic plot, and that they could jump thousands of years into the future and thus have more artistic freedom without having to tie everything neatly to current levels of scientific progress and the known universe, must've been liberating.

Also machine wars.
Although it's not remotely as if Dune invented that kind of approach.

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:22 PM
like the obsession with 'hard sci fi' among the nerd engineer set that dominates scifi fandom makes everyone forget that it's by far a minority

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:22 PM
The tiny atrophied artist in me revels in a science fiction universe with something other than Apple aesthetics.

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/8/83/The_Divine_Right.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110719063144

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:24 PM
Although it's not remotely as if Dune invented that kind of approach.

My knowledge of early scifi of that sort is limited, so do enlighten me.

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:25 PM
everyone has tried to convince me that the apple watch is bad but you have just suceeded

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:27 PM
Necromongers might be my favorites in space aesthetics so far. I hoped in vain that my senses would become more refined than being immediately awestruck by careful application of Art Deco.

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:27 PM
My knowledge of early scifi of that sort is limited, so do enlighten me.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/The-Martian-Chronicles.jpg

Where you can loop that in with a lot of Bradbury's other early short stories, so obviously this is still not entirely formed.

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:28 PM
Necromongers might be my favorites in space aesthetics so far. I hoped in vain that my senses would become more refined than being immediately awestruck by careful application of Art Deco.
hold up though you've seen blade runner right

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:29 PM
hold up though you've seen blade runner right

Bladerunner is actual aesthetics, not space aesthetics.

Spinach
August 12th, 2016, 01:30 PM
yo I haven't seen Blade Runner since I was a kid, dl'd it a few months ago to rewatch but never did

blade runner memewatch when

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:31 PM
yo I haven't seen Blade Runner since I was a kid, dl'd it a few months ago to rewatch but never did

blade runner memewatch when
ok des

Spinach
August 12th, 2016, 01:32 PM
I said when gimme a date not an affirmation

I already knew you'd say yes

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:33 PM
I was under the impression memewatch was what we called watching now in the Age of Harambe.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:34 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/The-Martian-Chronicles.jpg
Flashback to 13year old me thinking wtf who killed his puppy?

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:34 PM
i confess that during the last memewatch i was playing overwatch the entire time and glancing at the movie in between kills

sorry for my betrayal five_x

Spinach
August 12th, 2016, 01:35 PM
i confess that during the last memewatch i was playing overwatch the entire time and glancing at the movie in between kills

sorry for my betrayal five_x

lmao you're a jerk

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:36 PM
i confess that during the last memewatch i was playing overwatch the entire time and glancing at the movie in between kills

sorry for my betrayal five_x
i was not told this was the plan, i thought i actually had to watch

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:38 PM
Nah Five and Glow can confirm I was actually watching (although I did have a quick match at one point)

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:38 PM
Now that I think about it, I actually did read Dune when I was 15 or 16. I wrote an essay about it for my high school philosophy lesson.

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:38 PM
I want to watch Bladerunner again uguuu

just Beamu
August 12th, 2016, 01:39 PM
I want to watch Bladerunner again uguuu
Same

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 01:40 PM
meme re-watch

Spinach
August 12th, 2016, 01:40 PM
I want to watch Bladerunner again uguuu

What a coincidence, so do I.

Marmadillo
August 12th, 2016, 01:40 PM
which cut, this is important

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:41 PM
Final

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:42 PM
Necromongerwise, I once bought a perfume solely because its bottle looked like something they'd make.
http://i.imgur.com/d5kKH1s.jpg
Turns out I really liked how it smelled but it was weird and reactions to it were polarized.

Plus it's Mugler so the ingredients were probably alien goatbutt, space cactus, and Lady Gaga's tears.

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:46 PM
Necromongerwise, I once bought a perfume solely because its bottle looked like something they'd make.

This is the kind of truly awful buying decision that I support 100%.

SeiKeo
August 12th, 2016, 01:47 PM
This is the kind of truly awful buying decision that I support 100%.
send me the lightning perfume

Five_X
August 12th, 2016, 01:48 PM
i confess that during the last memewatch i was playing overwatch the entire time and glancing at the movie in between kills

sorry for my betrayal five_x

Boo, you whore.

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:50 PM
That's what we watched!

Five_X
August 12th, 2016, 01:55 PM
fuck you i guess

No you

and Buster too because he got the date wrong, dummy

Strife ❤️
August 12th, 2016, 01:55 PM
Buster was meant to be there? rip

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 01:55 PM
Poor Buster

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 01:56 PM
I sold Mean Girls for dice games. I have no regrets.

Five_X
August 12th, 2016, 01:58 PM
lit how's this my fault

I'm sorry I didn't think of inviting you :S

just Beamu
August 12th, 2016, 02:00 PM
I sold Mean Girls for dice games. I have no regrets.
Which dice game

Seika
August 12th, 2016, 02:06 PM
I see significance in the terminology at the end, and that Atreides-Corrino blood relation, precisely because it's a little buried, and therefore the revelation is more important.

To explain: it could be one of the Imperium's affectations: family titles are used between Great Houses no matter if they lack shared ancestry. One of the Baron's minions complains that Leto's declaration of vendetta doesn't address his lord as 'cher cousin'. But what does Mohiam understand when Paul accepts Feyd's challenge - each now Duke and Baron of their respective houses, exactly as Leto and Vladimir were, carrying on that same vendetta? "The Atreides youth had called the Harkonnen cousin. It could only mean he knew the ancestry they shared". The Imperial Truthsayer tells us that what pretends to courtesy in this room is nothing of the sort: these enemies deal in facts. And so we have to look beyond Paul's claiming of simple Great House status and remember that "the Baron cannot forget that Leto is a cousin of the royal blood – no matter what the distance – while the Harkonnen titles came out of the CHOAM pocketbook." Shaddam is Paul's family in truth, and his usurpation is another part of all the violence that the unstoppable jihad does to Paul.

As to Feyd, yes, Paul feels no brotherhood with him, and only gets that flash from Fenring. But Fenring himself says of Feyd, "You know, when you think what this lad could’ve been with some other upbringing – with the Atreides code to guide him, for example." Between that and the various other direct parallels of lineage (genetic and otherwise), I think it's necessary to consider Feyd as a reflection of Paul or a potential (husband to) Paul at least as much as an enemy: if in no sense other than the symbolic, there's a hurt done to Paul with his death.


(While we're thinking over Imperial family at the end, it's worth flipping over the page from the final bit of narrative to the appendix, and looking at Leto's entry, which begins "A distaff cousin of the Corrinos", and Fenring's entry, which begins "A distaff cousin of House Corrino". Links everywhere).

2Bad
August 12th, 2016, 02:52 PM
in my experience a good Greek spends most of their time discussing which races do and do not smell (as it turns out, most non-Greeks fit in the former category)

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 02:56 PM
Lame-o Greeks triumphing over a house called HARKONNEN...

Polly
August 12th, 2016, 03:01 PM
I should memewatch the movie

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 03:04 PM
I remember the series from when I was a wee girl.

just Beamu
August 12th, 2016, 03:04 PM
I should memewatch the movie


Same but probably never

Polly
August 12th, 2016, 03:06 PM
I remember the series from when I was a wee girl.

u still are

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 03:06 PM
I was even more wee.

just Beamu
August 12th, 2016, 03:06 PM
That's pretty wee

Polly
August 12th, 2016, 03:33 PM
Honestly if you want to memewatch Lynch just watch Fire Walk With Me.


It's an experience

No, I specifically want to watch the dune.

I first saw it when I was ~10. Back then it looked neat, I remember acquiring a dune videogame of some sorts around that time, and a bit later even got the first book.

Polly
August 12th, 2016, 03:51 PM
i have trust issues :(

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 03:51 PM
Perhaps it really is something to consider seriously Polly, who knows perhaps you'll enjoy yourself with Bridge

Snow
August 12th, 2016, 03:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd6-PeS0XX4

just Beamu
August 12th, 2016, 03:54 PM
How the fuck does a contact lens fall out I wasn't doing anything

Polly
August 12th, 2016, 03:59 PM
Perhaps it really is something to consider seriously Polly, who knows perhaps you'll enjoy yourself with Bridge

Exact same thing some people told me about fucking dudes

And yet,

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 07:57 PM
Hmmm

Raylen Cypher
August 12th, 2016, 07:58 PM
Hmmm

I'll be frank and say I don't really like the transparency. Might as well include the background.

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 08:02 PM
Hmm, mmm

Raylen Cypher
August 12th, 2016, 08:10 PM
Hmm, mmm

If there was a thumbs-up emoticon on here, I'd use it twice for including Mashu.

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 08:11 PM
Then it's decided

GhostDIGIT
August 12th, 2016, 08:11 PM
zu-zu is siegmeyer now?

Zurvan
August 12th, 2016, 08:16 PM
Mm! Oh-hoh. Forgive me... I was absorbed in thought

Raylen Cypher
August 12th, 2016, 08:18 PM
Mm! Oh-hoh. Forgive me... I was absorbed in thought

Ogling your own Avvie? :V

GhostDIGIT
August 13th, 2016, 12:10 AM
Never thought I'd ever try a pore strip. It feels really weird.

Laserman
August 13th, 2016, 12:28 AM
Ogling your own Avvie? :V
That's the reason why I wouldn't use a girl as my avatar.

SeiKeo
August 13th, 2016, 12:28 AM
That's a reason?

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 12:30 AM
Are you incapable of seeing a drawn female without staring

GhostDIGIT
August 13th, 2016, 12:31 AM
yes apparently.

Laserman
August 13th, 2016, 12:48 AM
Let's just leave it at that.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 12:58 AM
How do you function

Historia
August 13th, 2016, 01:27 AM
He functions on the power of strawberries.

Kirby
August 13th, 2016, 01:29 AM
Baltimore's roads have left scars upon my soul.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 01:33 AM
How did it scar you

Historia
August 13th, 2016, 01:37 AM
Internally.

Marmadillo
August 13th, 2016, 04:47 AM
I remember the series from when I was a wee girl.
Me too.
I was wondering why ornithopters look so different from Dune games.

Five_X
August 13th, 2016, 05:13 AM
I'm in love.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NXFCDgyanA

Strife ❤️
August 13th, 2016, 05:20 AM
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kancolle/images/9/90/BB_Warspite_439_Full.png/revision/latest?cb=20160812134709

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65_1S3qNBw

Five_X
August 13th, 2016, 05:20 AM
I'm pretty sure her VA is Sarah Emi Bridcutt - Australian, so close enough. :p

Polly
August 13th, 2016, 05:21 AM
Why cant I just sleep for a month or two?

asterism42
August 13th, 2016, 05:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c548RjB8jzQ

Dullahan
August 13th, 2016, 06:36 AM
adMYral

Gl❀w
August 13th, 2016, 07:07 AM
New Avatar Ratings:

Five_X: A+

Dullahan: D

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 07:11 AM
Dullahan: D

That's a report right there.

Gl❀w
August 13th, 2016, 07:12 AM
http://i.imgur.com/f4aOgSf.gif

GhostDIGIT
August 13th, 2016, 07:14 AM
I have to agree with Glow here.

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 07:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/O1QTpPa.png

Dullahan
August 13th, 2016, 07:43 AM
machi is everything I aspire to be

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 07:45 AM
Me too but Natsu.

Gl❀w
August 13th, 2016, 07:47 AM
im not here to judge your life goals, only what they look like

Historia
August 13th, 2016, 07:49 AM
My avatars are always on point.

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 07:49 AM
If you can't appreciate Machi's aesthetic I suggest you leave the club.

Gl❀w
August 13th, 2016, 07:51 AM
My avatars are always on point.


your avatars aren't usually around long enough to judge

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If you can't appreciate Machi's aesthetic I suggest you leave the club.


i turned back at the 'no gurlz alowed' sign tbh

Skull
August 13th, 2016, 07:55 AM
your avatars aren't usually around long enough to judge


"We are all beautiful in passing" is basically my reasoning for changing avatars so much.

black1blade
August 13th, 2016, 07:57 AM
I'm too lazy to change my avatar very often.

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 08:01 AM
Dullahan's avvie a cute.


Spin's avvie a best.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M0ACxRvmpI
If only my life were a Toshiki Kadomatsu album cover...

Skull
August 13th, 2016, 08:16 AM
^ Not bad, though I prefer some Ai Maeda myself.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yeuj0qJ19Y

asterism42
August 13th, 2016, 09:40 AM
Do you ever, like, look at your browser history and just think 'what the hell is wrong with me?'.

I3uster
August 13th, 2016, 09:43 AM
i just skim the exh links

Skull
August 13th, 2016, 09:45 AM
Do you ever, like, look at your browser history and just think 'what the hell is wrong with me?'.
No, but I did almost drown once and as my life flashed before my eyes I asked myself that same question.

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 11:07 AM
Cute girls can be into a lot of weird stuff and it's not as disgusting as it normally is.

Some things, however, are a lot more disgusting when cute girls are into them.

Five_X
August 13th, 2016, 11:46 AM
I knew I was treading a dark and disturbing path when I found that my interest in boats extends beyond just cute anime girls.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 11:55 AM
My avatars are always on point.
They're gone too quick to notice much

Nobody
August 13th, 2016, 11:56 AM
A great way to wake up in the morning is to find a disembodied spider under your face, yep.

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 12:10 PM
Tough day

Nobody
August 13th, 2016, 12:18 PM
Tough day
I'm worried bits of it got into my mouth because when I woke up I swallowed what I thought was hair.

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:20 PM
Free protein!

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 12:21 PM
The perils of living in the madness of Florida

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:24 PM
I encountered dog on the stairs and cuddled him while humming Polovtsian Dances. Dog wasn't impressed.

Desuclocker
August 13th, 2016, 12:24 PM
Hey everyone. So, besides GO mats, has anything worth catching up on happened in the ten days I was away from anything resembling civilization?

Nobody
August 13th, 2016, 12:24 PM
The perils of living in the madness of Florida
More like the perils of living in a house that's been untouched for nearly a century.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 12:29 PM
I encountered dog on the stairs and cuddled him while humming Polovtsian Dances. Dog wasn't impressed.
Was dog cute

Arashi_Leonhart
August 13th, 2016, 12:30 PM
Hey everyone. So, besides GO mats, has anything worth catching up on happened in the ten days I was away from anything resembling civilization?

Tsukihime no longer in same universe as Fate was nine days ago I think?

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:30 PM
Was dog cute
It's my dog so uh, I guess he's still cute.

Reiu
August 13th, 2016, 12:31 PM
tfw you tell yourself you'll take a break and stop translating

ten minutes later you're still translating

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:31 PM
Labor of love?

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 12:32 PM
Hyuu

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:33 PM
The hyuuing has gone too far.

Zurvan
August 13th, 2016, 12:35 PM
Hey everyone. So, besides GO mats, has anything worth catching up on happened in the ten days I was away from anything resembling civilization?

Case Files stuff, DAA or rather lack thereof in Fate, and not really TM related but the Create a Servant thread got to its word limit.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

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tfw you tell yourself you'll take a break and stop translating

ten minutes later you're still translating

You're doing God's work
Bedivere would be proud.

SeiKeo
August 13th, 2016, 12:36 PM
The hyuuing has gone too far.
Extremely quiet and incredibly close.

Zurvan
August 13th, 2016, 12:37 PM
Oh and a fanart contest and possible banner art contest

Reiu
August 13th, 2016, 12:38 PM
Labor of love?

It doesn't help that I'm listening to Replica on loop.

there must be tens of thousands of paths I can chose frooom
but there is only a single one that I want, that I can choooose
my sin was my hesitatioooon

oh god it's stuck in my head again

(Replica being the song that inspired Nasu for Bedivere's backstory and thus the Camelot rewrite, he even named the last chapter after it)

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Hey everyone. So, besides GO mats, has anything worth catching up on happened in the ten days I was away from anything resembling civilization?

Camelot is getting translated!

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:38 PM
I got some excellent stuff for banners and then realized I'm absolute shit at photoshop.

Zurvan
August 13th, 2016, 12:39 PM
I got some excellent stuff for banners and then realized I'm absolute shit at photoshop.

Gimme?

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:43 PM
Mostly knk. I even outed myself to a rl friend who's really good at graphic design for potential help and advice.

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'It has King Arthur, but as a girl.'
'My god...'
'But she's like, a cool and badass girl!'
'Okay that actually sounds cool.'

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 12:43 PM
Mostly knk. I even outed myself to a rl friend who's really good at graphic design for potential help and advice.

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'It has King Arthur, but as a girl.'
'My god...'
'But she's like, a cool and badass girl!'
'Okay that actually sounds cool.'

When I get home there are a couple things I'd like to pass your way

Or to my own guy

SeiKeo
August 13th, 2016, 12:44 PM
Mostly knk. I even outed myself to a rl friend who's really good at graphic design for potential help and advice.

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'It has King Arthur, but as a girl.'
'My god...'
'But she's like, a cool and badass girl!'
'Okay that actually sounds cool.'
Please do not lie...

Desuclocker
August 13th, 2016, 12:45 PM
Case Files stuff, DAA or rather lack thereof in Fate, and not really TM related but the Create a Servant thread got to its word limit.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

I didn't, but thanks.

So Dartz' "Primate Murder as final FGO boss" hopes are officially dashed?

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
When I get home there are a couple things I'd like to pass your way

Or to my own guy

I Wanna Be The Guy

Arashi_Leonhart
August 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
I didn't, but thanks.

So Dartz' "Primate Murder as final FGO boss" hopes are officially dashed?

The characters still exist, but the 27 as a unit don't.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
It's my dog so uh, I guess he's still cute.
Is he a shibe

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
http://i.imgur.com/cwHWwyJ.png

asterism42
August 13th, 2016, 12:49 PM
I knew I was treading a dark and disturbing path when I found that my interest in boats extends beyond just cute anime girls.
Reading HMS Warspite's Wikipedia article lead me to eventually reading stories of dramatic sinkings. Pretty interesting stuff, if kinda grim.

But, like, you read something like 'and eleventy blah people died' it's just a 'huh'. Like, they're just numbers. It doesn't feel real.

SeiKeo
August 13th, 2016, 12:51 PM
Do it like this probably?

http://i.imgur.com/bQCluIf.png

Because I assume you want to take the isolation from the screen.

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 12:54 PM
Do it like this probably?

http://i.imgur.com/bQCluIf.png

Because I assume you want to take the isolation from the screen.
It should be blended into the background, and I suppose that'd be more seamless by using the already present shot framing.

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http://i.imgur.com/nZdRPC7.png

Laserman
August 13th, 2016, 12:57 PM
How do you function
What I meant to say was is that I'd like to use male or cool avatars over something cute. Sorry if I sounded rude or dumb. :(

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He functions on the power of strawberries.
I don't like strawberries. :(

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 01:00 PM
I'd love to do something with these two, but the format is really weird for banners. Hmmmm.

http://i.imgur.com/gSbuwSX.png
http://i.imgur.com/1cNFFCi.png

Arashi_Leonhart
August 13th, 2016, 01:01 PM
I don't like strawberries. :(

thats a strange avatar then

Five_X
August 13th, 2016, 01:41 PM
Reading HMS Warspite's Wikipedia article lead me to eventually reading stories of dramatic sinkings. Pretty interesting stuff, if kinda grim.

But, like, you read something like 'and eleventy blah people died' it's just a 'huh'. Like, they're just numbers. It doesn't feel real.

This is the sinking of Warspite's sister, Barham, and the subsequent explosion of her magazine:

http://i.imgur.com/i3nDsfj.jpg

asterism42
August 13th, 2016, 01:48 PM
Spectacular

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HMS Barham was sunk off the Egyptian coast in November 1941 by the German submarine U-331 with the loss of 862 crewmen, approximately two-thirds of her crew.
welp

Spinach
August 13th, 2016, 02:14 PM
Tick tock

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 02:19 PM
On the clock
DJ blow my speakers up
Tonight imma fight
Till we see the sunlight

Tick tock
On the clock
But the party don't stop no
Woa-woa-woah
Woa-woa-woah

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 02:20 PM
don't descend into ke$ha snow

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 02:22 PM
I am gomen

GhostDIGIT
August 13th, 2016, 02:24 PM
she seems a bit too far gone

Dullahan
August 13th, 2016, 02:24 PM
http://i.imgur.com/rGOcV4R.gif

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 02:27 PM
She got point.

GhostDIGIT
August 13th, 2016, 02:27 PM
za hell

Prix with a Silent X
August 13th, 2016, 07:04 PM
don't descend into ke$ha snow

You should ascend to Ke$ha

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 07:05 PM
You should ascend to Ke$ha
a-are you calling me lowly

Snow
August 13th, 2016, 07:05 PM
I'm on my way!

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 07:19 PM
also I was joking I don't hate ke$ha just that very specific song

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Flash flooding is fast oh dear

asterism42
August 13th, 2016, 07:43 PM
That would be the flash part, yes.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 07:49 PM
More so than usual tonight it seems

Historia
August 13th, 2016, 09:12 PM
I'd love to do something with these two, but the format is really weird for banners. Hmmmm.

I can make it into something, for sure.

Reiu
August 13th, 2016, 11:07 PM
is what I have or the below a better sig for promo whoring Camelot TL

http://i.imgur.com/IiyYj8U.jpg

Strife ❤️
August 13th, 2016, 11:10 PM
Get someone to add some text to what you've got? It's not that clear it's a link.

just Beamu
August 13th, 2016, 11:10 PM
I'd say the below is better, yeah.

Reiu
August 13th, 2016, 11:31 PM
does this work

SeiKeo
August 13th, 2016, 11:32 PM
yeah

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 02:34 AM
By any chance is Skype dead for anybody else?

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 02:39 AM
It's dead in my heart.

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 02:40 AM
thank you for this helpful and informative answer

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 02:44 AM
You're welcome.

Sesto
August 14th, 2016, 02:58 AM
working for me

AsGryffynn
August 14th, 2016, 04:33 AM
By any chance is Skype dead for anybody else?

*Checks*

Err, no... But if it helps you, XBL was dead for me up until an hour ago...

Also, Reiu... Nice ava!

Reiu
August 14th, 2016, 04:37 AM
Also, Reiu... Nice ava!
Thanks. Would you be interested in knowing more about him and the holy gospel of the Eggplant Mushroom?

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 04:57 AM
Don't bother, he's just some 3* destined for the furnace.

asterism42
August 14th, 2016, 05:02 AM
Burn Bedivere and I'll cut you, bitch.

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 05:07 AM
Too late for the warning.

*unzips mana prisms*

GhostDIGIT
August 14th, 2016, 05:14 AM
the gates of hell await you in the afterlife, spin spin

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 05:40 AM
We were just talking about whatever at home and somehow Johnny-san came up. Turns out his name actually was Johnny, and it also turns out I forgot the part where he asked me out for drinks.

In fact, it was Johnny-san who ruined me for other men, not Kotomine. The Catholic link exists at least.

Reiu
August 14th, 2016, 05:43 AM
Don't bother, he's just some 3* destined for the furnace.
give them to me then, I spent about $300 worth of quartz just to get one more copy you know

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 05:46 AM
It's not my fault you whaled for a silver.

Reiu
August 14th, 2016, 05:48 AM
how is that any worse than whaling for a gold

tbh if she hadn't been my first gold Caster I'd have burned the fox

and now she's NP2 goddammit

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 05:49 AM
I miss Tamamo and Okita...

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 05:52 AM
how is that any worse than whaling for a gold

Silvers have lower numbers than golds.

Reiu
August 14th, 2016, 05:54 AM
Silvers have lower numbers than golds.

meanwhile Tamamo contributed nothing to the story except make an already mediocre London scene worse.

we just have different values

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 05:54 AM
What should direct your rolls is most certainly not stats, but true love. That's why I never rolled Scath - I didn't love her enough, and allowed myself to be hyped. I later realized she was meh.

asterism42
August 14th, 2016, 05:55 AM
It's whaling for a husbando, which is the heart and soul of Grand Order.

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 05:58 AM
we just have different values

yes

your values are unfortunately rather low, likely due to the lack of stars Bedivere has hindering his growth

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What should direct your rolls is most certainly not stats, but true love. That's why I never rolled Scath - I didn't love her enough, and allowed myself to be hyped. I later realized she was meh.

Lancer Tamamo's actually so bad but here I was pulling up the paperwork to sell my land out in the country to buy some quartz if I didn't roll her

hahah hahah I'm not joking

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 05:59 AM
You can love both foxgirl and Griffith.

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I mean Soo-Won.

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 06:01 AM
Sinha is the cutest Yona...

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 06:01 AM
But Jae's my favvv

Five_X
August 14th, 2016, 06:03 AM
Sinha is the cutest Yona...


But Jae's my favvv

That's not how you spell Yun...

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 06:04 AM
Yeah, Yun is actually cuter than Sinha. True story.

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I like Jae because he is a hoe.

Five_X
August 14th, 2016, 06:09 AM
Maybe Yona just needs to marry Yun and live in a nice cottage in the mountains.

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 06:20 AM
looking forward to another manga arc about Yona and Hak not getting together

Five_X
August 14th, 2016, 06:27 AM
http://i.imgur.com/4pup3T2.png

black1blade
August 14th, 2016, 07:34 AM
Had 7 glasses of wine while listening to my grand dad ranting last night. Got reasonably drunk although I'm not hung over or anything and I remember everything and stuff.

Historia
August 14th, 2016, 08:48 AM
Ok.

Strife ❤️
August 14th, 2016, 05:13 PM
http://i.imgur.com/IzYAjGt.gif

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 05:15 PM
Me too.

black1blade
August 14th, 2016, 05:30 PM
There's an akira screening in the town 45 minutes away from me at quarter to 9 on a wednesday.... so all going well I'm going with my weeb friend :D

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 06:02 PM
Good job blog killer

Spinach
August 14th, 2016, 06:03 PM
That's my name.

Raylen Cypher
August 14th, 2016, 06:06 PM
That's my name.

Was that the first time a bot got through, or were there cases beforehand?

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 06:11 PM
there have been more

Five_X
August 14th, 2016, 06:12 PM
Happens all the time. Usually pretty boring stuff. Sometimes the bots get clever.

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 06:16 PM
And sometimes chatbots go unpunished for years

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 06:18 PM
I'm effectively an art retweet bot on Twitter

GhostDIGIT
August 14th, 2016, 06:35 PM
I'm effectively an art retweet bot on Twitter
does it even need to be said

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 10:21 PM
Good morning cupcakes

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 10:22 PM
Why good morning, dear friend Snow

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 10:22 PM
Snow it's night where you are

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 10:22 PM
actually it's early enough for you that I question if you just never went to sleep

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 10:23 PM
It's almost 4:30!

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 10:24 PM
Why would you wake up this early

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 10:24 PM
Still not morning

Raylen Cypher
August 14th, 2016, 10:27 PM
It's almost 4:30!

But what's the date?

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 10:28 PM
15th of August...

Snow
August 14th, 2016, 10:30 PM
Now to survive the bus ride home sans headphones...

Raylen Cypher
August 14th, 2016, 10:30 PM
15th of August...

7:30 PM
8/14/2016

Zurvan
August 14th, 2016, 10:30 PM
You're living in the past friend

just Beamu
August 14th, 2016, 10:33 PM
Now to survive the bus ride home sans headphones...
Why no headphones

Historia
August 14th, 2016, 11:58 PM
That day when you get crimson red paint on your clothes and face in splatters and people freak out asking if you need medical attention whenever they happen to see 'em and almost got fired because reasons.

That, and you get a call that your mother is in the hospital. Oh and you might have accidentally been a straight up asshole to the young woman you like because of it.

And it's raining pretty good so when you come in all wet with bloody looking clothes/uniform and an old ripped jacket + wild hair, well...

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Cue music:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH476CxJxfg

You
August 15th, 2016, 12:00 AM
do you need medical attention
paint fumes

Historia
August 15th, 2016, 12:01 AM
do you need medical attention
paint fumes

Nope.

GhostDIGIT
August 15th, 2016, 01:19 AM
"Do I look like I'm joking?" Luffy asked, his face suddenly serious as cancer.
what is this simile

just Beamu
August 15th, 2016, 01:23 AM
indicative of bad writing you probably shouldn't read

GhostDIGIT
August 15th, 2016, 01:23 AM
but i heard from a semi-trusted friend that cool shit happens in the story

just Beamu
August 15th, 2016, 01:26 AM
Maybe your friend has bad taste