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by Thad
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mega Man
Replies: 75
Views: 25630

Re: Mega Man

Yeah, a lot more comfortable with an 8bitdo pad. Still hurts my thumb to hold down the Charge button; guess I should get better with the saber. Forgot how shitty the localization was. Just fucking incoherent. Descriptions of the cyber-elves are utterly useless; I remember "I can help out in the...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mega Man
Replies: 75
Views: 25630

Re: Mega Man

Steam and Nintendo both have sales on. Mostly the Steam sale has better deals (eg Bravely Default 2 is $30 on Steam and $42 on the Nintendo shop), though I note they've both got the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection for $15. I've been thinking of picking that up since I've only ever played two of ...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Trump Leaving Office Poll (Part 2)
Replies: 229
Views: 16090

Re: Trump Leaving Office Poll (Part 2)

It's possible that could change and more information could come out. But what I'm hearing right now is that even for Trump the best case they can make against him with the information we have so far is conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. What I'm seeing on legal Twitter today is that Hut...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 365
Views: 77742

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

It's weird to say that Trump's problem was that he wasn't enough of an asshole but that's kind of what it was. Most of the support he lost was on stuff he capitulated on (presumably to keep himself from becoming a complete pariah to the general public), and notably from critically misreading the ba...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 71
Views: 18302

Re: Sonic

But Mega Collection and Gems Collection were --

...nevermind, I think I just spotted the crippling core issue.
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 71
Views: 18302

Re: Sonic

Stuart Gipp at Retronauts has a list of complaints mostly focused on the changes, and how playing "Classic Mode" doesn't actually revert most of them. (It doesn't even drop the spin-dash from Sonic 1.)
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: State of the Brontos
Replies: 1319
Views: 273077

Re: State of the Brontos

Mongrel wrote:
Sharkey wrote:So it was spram right?

Thad's guess was Pathogen

motherfucker am I going to have to start adding a smiley to the end of every sentence again
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 365
Views: 77742

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Maybe. Like I said, it worked out pretty well for Trump. (Eventually. 55% of Republican primary voters did vote for somebody else in 2016, and the party really only coalesced around him once he won the primary. But once they did, they were all-in, and now the party's pretty much a cult of personalit...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 365
Views: 77742

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Being an obvious phony is a feature, not a bug. I don't know why people are still making this mistake all the time. The last person the GOP wants is the kind of principled nitwit who thinks that the same rules should apply to everybody; the fuckwit snitch who thinks Barrett should have had to answe...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 530
Views: 102280

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

I suspect the biggest misconception on both sides of the issue is that abortions are somewhat uncommon. I also suspect the actual scale is going to become... much more clear to people, over the next three months. Another contender for "biggest misconception", one which has been at the cen...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 774
Views: 133862

Re: Star Wars

Yeah, and the middle seasons were really muddled in who the fuck the audience was supposed to be. I said this back in 2020 : I wrapped season 4, and it was another season where the episode grouping was really jarring. Not for continuity reasons, like in season 3 (which had parts 1 and 3 of a storyli...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 741
Views: 160720

Re: Hot game deals

Steam and Nintendo both have sales on. Mostly the Steam sale has better deals (eg Bravely Default 2 is $30 on Steam and $42 on the Nintendo shop), though I note they've both got the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection for $15. I've been thinking of picking that up since I've only ever played two of t...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 365
Views: 77742

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Our primary is still a month out, but the likely Republican nominee for governor is Kari Lake, a woman best known for her long tenure as a local news anchor. And she's pretty much what you'd expect from someone who owes her entire candidacy to a former career with the news media and likes to rant ab...
by Thad
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 774
Views: 133862

Re: Star Wars

Jesus, though, now I'm thinking about what it would have been like to be a kid watching the premier of Clone Wars in 2008 and then 12 years later it ends on a shot of a mass grave. That is fucking bleak , and I'm speaking as somebody who was 10 when Batman: TAS premiered and 18 when they did that mo...
by Thad
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Conspiracy theories, apophenia, and ascribing order to chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 4493

Re: Conspiracy theories, apophenia, and ascribing order to chaos

QAnon Is Celebrating the Return of Its Leader After 18 Months of Silence Experts say the new “Q drops” look fake, but that’s not stopping devoted QAnon believers from celebrating Q’s return. tl;dr this time Jim Watkins fucked up and left conclusive evidence that whoever was posting as "Q"...
by Thad
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 774
Views: 133862

Re: Star Wars

Then you 're really not gonna like finding out about The Bad Batch.
by Thad
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 774
Views: 133862

Re: Star Wars

Finished Clone Wars and it stuck the landing. For all the splodey shit going on, the last two episodes have the good sense to center on character and tell a story that's ultimately pretty small in the scheme of things -- after a huge number of credits in the first part of the finale, the last part o...
by Thad
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, and the rest
Replies: 302
Views: 68528

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, and the rest

Really, for anybody who hasn't been watching season 13, check it out when you get a chance because it's fucking great. If I have a complaint it's that most of the host segments aren't anything to write home about (though there are exceptions; the Mothacrabba song is a highlight), but the movie selec...
by Thad
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 774
Views: 133862

Re: Star Wars

Halfway through the four-part Clone Wars finale and god damn this is good Star Wars right here. Centering Maul as Cassandra is an inspired choice. What prequels are really good at is foreboding, at the sense of inevitability, of the audience knowing something the characters don't. The audience knows...
by Thad
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Twitter
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 530
Views: 102280

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

As bad as it is to add now, I think we know an actual coup is next. Certainly an attempt at the absolute least. Next? Nah, there's plenty of time for other horrible shit between now and the next coup attempt. Honestly at this point it seems like it doesn't matter if Trump wins or loses since the co...