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Sebastiano Elia Romani
 player, 46 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 05:17
Rpol Mobile
Cracked video: If Smartphone ads were honest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75gwlQlMLbk
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 player, 47 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 16:14
Rpol Mobile
My new diet plan: Whenever I'm going to snack on something, watch this video first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8lgZxYxpC8
James Urquhart
 player, 92 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Wed 21 Aug 2019
at 05:10
Beth Roars
In one of my trips down the rabbit hole that is YouTube, I came across this channel.  She's a vocal coach and part of her schtick is reacting to different artists.  This one is her reaction to the current lead singer for Nightwish (Floor Jansen, formerly of After Forever).  Holy hallucinating heifers, Batman.  I have an album by After Forever and it's okay, she sounds good but not especially great on that one, but daaaayyyyyyuuuuuummmmn, she brings the pain with Nightwish.  I feel like a bit of a heretic saying this, but I think she outdoes Tarja Turunen (original Nightwish lead singer).  A large part of it is in how she sings in both rock/pop and opera styles and how quickly she's able to switch between them.  Not just in the same song, in the same VERSE!  Personally, I am not a trained singer of any kind, so I don't really know how difficult that is, but judging by how excited this vocal coach was when she heard Floor doing this, it's a pretty big freaking deal.  Also, she said that most singers she knows that sing in both styles don't even attempt to do both in the same day, so it's a HUGE deal that she's doing it in not only the same song but in the same verse.

TL;DR:  Mike finally heard Nightwish with their new lead singer and got REALLY excited because she outsings the original lead singer on the original material.

https://youtu.be/8iI2UFN3gSU
James Urquhart
 player, 93 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Wed 28 Aug 2019
at 03:34
Amazon is being a RPIA
We have a household account to share Prime benefits.  Except that it would seem that when we set that up almost 2 years ago, we were both getting charged for separate Prime accounts.  We didn't notice until now.  I want to make sure Missy can still use all her stuff while we are only paying for 1 account.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 player, 48 posts
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 19:42
Amazon is being a RPIA
https://babylonbee.com/news/mi...j-retires-from-music
James Urquhart
 player, 94 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 17:52
Project 4k77
I figure if anyone in this group is aware of this, it's Jockman but just in case, here's the link.

This is a project to update the ORIGINAL Star Wars trilogy to look good at 1080p and 4k resolutions.  It sounds pretty interesting and it also sounds like it's the only way to get the original theatrical versions of the films now since Lucas has wanted to do nothing but crap all over his own work for the last 20 years.

https://www.thestarwarstrilogy...&utm_name=iossmf
The Storyteller
 GM, 142 posts
 I'm sure it's Eliazer's
 fault. Just not sure how.
Tue 19 Nov 2019
at 18:30
Project 4k77
I remember a version of this from a while back, don't know if it was the same group or not.  It was far enough back that I think the one I saw was only working on a 1080p version.  I think this is the first I've heard of a 4k one.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 player, 49 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 15:43
Project 4k77
If the Mandalorian adopts The Child, does that make it a Yodalorian?
James Urquhart
 player, 95 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Mon 30 Dec 2019
at 07:11
Project 4k77
In reply to Sebastiano Elia Romani (msg # 86):

No but if he writes electronic jingles for Clorox he'll be a MIDIchlorian.  Iíll see myself out.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 50 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 00:31
TV Review
Shortly into season 2 of The Magicians. I am enjoying this show far and away better than the book. I refuse to read more than the one book in the series, reviews have agreed with me to watch the show instead. Shocking, I know, but it does happen.

Yes, Josh, The Expanse, it's on my list.

They seek out the Knight of Crowns, so one of them can be crowned High King of Fillory. Yes, it manages to rip off Last Crusade and Chronicles of Narnia simultaneously.

And possibly Monty Python. The Knight has questions only the true High King could know, this is because the High King must be a child of Earth. Obviously.

All of his trivia is from the 90s. Such as the song made famous by children of famous singers. The hint is Beach Boys, and the two girls both answer Hold On by Wilson Phillips.

So the supposed High King hasn't gotten any right, and he says, "90s huh? Ask me about Patrick Swayze."

Eyes widening, "You know of the Swayze?"

The guy strips his jacket off, pulls one of the girls closer, and proceeds with the monologue from Dirty Dancing right before the big dance scene at the end.

The knight whispers recerentially, "Your Majesty! The crowns are yours."

I laughed til I nearly choked. I happen to have loved the 90s. They were good to me.

Not so sure what 2020s are shaping up to look like.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 51 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 02:52
TV Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw

Video for Weird Al's White and Nerdy. If you haven't watched the video, I recommend it. I only watched it the first time a few minutes ago.

Just saw his video for Perform This Way, which is mostly his head over Lady Gaga's body. Mostly.

And I'm done with that for tonight, time to watch something a little less disturbing.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:04, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 52 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 21:57
TV Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HS4O0mxl3A
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 96 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 20:18
TV Review
I finally got a new chair to use at my computer.  I can't tell you how much better it feels to actually be sitting in a computer chair now instead of that old rocking chair.  And it came with a USB powered massaging lumbar cushion too.  Sweet Christmas...
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 53 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 20:36
TV Review
I can see where that would be nice. Last couple days I've been having back trouble. One thing, I'm not use to sitting this long at a time, and so little getting up to move around.

Does that mean it is DOOM time?
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 97 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Mon 4 May 2020
at 20:41
TV Review
Well, I beat DOOM already.  I'm waiting for the price of DOOM Eternal to come down before I buy it.  I've actually been playing Pathfinder:  Kingmaker lately.  It's pretty fun, isometric RPG in the same vein as Baldur's Gate.
The Storyteller
 GM, 156 posts
 I'm sure it's Eliazer's
 fault. Just not sure how.
Mon 4 May 2020
at 23:18
TV Review
In reply to James Urquhart (msg # 93):

I quite liked Kingmaker - though I never quite finished it.  There is a bit of a difficulty curve right at the end (I can't say particularly where because...spoilers).  I went from doing fairly well to getting fracked up real quick in a later fight. Combo that with other games I wanted to play that I bought at the same time, and I haven't quite gotten back to it just yet.

Don't let that sound like a bad review though, I really enjoyed what I played (which was the majority of the game), but then I'm a sucker for isometric rpgs as long as I like the characters & Story.  I actually liked the Kingdom management as well - though that part is probably not for everyone.

I'll eventually go back and finish (though It might mean turning down the difficulty, I don't have the patience to replay something more than 2-3 times before lowering the difficulty anymore.)
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 54 posts
Tue 5 May 2020
at 00:59
TV Review
I started step 1 of getting prosthetic.

Stump is healed. Called O&P folks, they said come on, I'm wearing the shrinker now.

Go back in a week.

Yay!
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 98 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Tue 5 May 2020
at 05:06
TV Review
I've rather enjoyed Kingmaker, much more so than that awful Neverwinter Nights module by the same name that I'm still convinced was written by a 4 year old who received the Monster Manual and a butt load of crystal meth for his birthday.  Or maybe Joe Exotic, same difference.
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 99 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Wed 6 May 2020
at 02:59
TV Review
As for the difficulty spike, the part during the Womb of Lamashtu quest when the party has to split was one of the worst difficulty spikes I've ever dealt with.  I had to drop the difficulty all the way down and reduce the damage the PCs took to like half to be able to keep them alive long enough to finish that.  Owlbears are freaking nasty in that game!
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 100 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Mon 11 May 2020
at 17:53
TV Review
I got hooked on Cities:  Skylines again.  I was watching dumb YouTube videos of a guy building weird stuff in the game (sewage volcanoes, "spaghetti junctions," etc.) and it gave me the itch again.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 55 posts
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 00:29
TV Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMKODu2e230

Rob Paulsen on TEDx Talks.

Rob Paulsen voiced such characters as Raphael, Yakko, Pinky, Carl from Jimmy Neutron, and Donatello in a later version of TMNT.

Josh, I highly recommend for you.
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 101 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 19:22
World Anvil
Nate (the bald guy that has the channel WASD20) recommends this site.  It's actually free free, I don't know what a paid subscription adds but it seems like a pretty neat tool for keeping track of stuff instead of having 50 notebooks or Word documents floating around 4 different computers.

https://www.worldanvil.com/
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 102 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Wed 8 Jul 2020
at 03:10
Fell down the YouTube rabbit hole again
This guy builds custom AKs and other Russian weapons.  His subscribers asked him to review/react to both the original and 2012 remakes of Red Dawn.  Some hilarity ensued along with a bit of foul language.

Original:  https://youtu.be/AfK4H2v585s

2012:    https://youtu.be/oHQ7Bw5G7mM
James Urquhart
 Game on Hiatus, 103 posts
 So That Others May Live
 Courage and Honor
Fri 24 Jul 2020
at 04:11
Just Cause
I'm not sure why but I decided to load Just Cause 2 up again the other day.  Where Mercenaries and Mercenaries 2 were basically Grand Theft Auto in Korea and Venezuela, Just Cause is basically GTA in a fictional 3rd World country that can't decide if it's spoofing North Korea, Pakistan, or Thailand.  In Mercenaries you got to pick from 3 different people to play as (and you were an absolute fool if you didn't pick the Swede because he was hysterically funny because of his accent and the crazy lines he spouted).  In Just Cause, you play as a totally-not-CIA operative named Rico.  And while he has some kind of funny one-liners, he's not Matthias Nielsen (the Swede).  On the other hand, the physics in Mercenaries kind of sucked.  That's the main thing JC has going for it is the Havok physics engine and the weird gimmick that he has (a grappling hook).  And damn is that grappling hook fun.  Grapple an enemy and pull them off a cliff, grapple them and attach the other end to a truck and drag them around, grapple them to another dude and watch them smack into each other, or (my personal favorite) grapple them and attach them to a gas cylinder then shoot the cylinder and watch them fly around randomly.
Sebastiano Elia Romani
 Game on Hiatus, 56 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 16:39
Merry Christmas ya Dirty Animals
Pitch meeting for Star Wars Holiday Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9YQn8j--xs