Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.
I used to have the Steel Panthers series on my system (both the WW2 and MBT versions). Found it a bit tedious, but it's a fairly simple 2D tank/infantry combat sim (although WW2 included the Saint-Nazaire raid).
Speaking of tanks, anyone here play World of Tanks?
A few guys from work got into this last year. I have yet to give this a crack myself...
I heard about World of Tanks when I believe Skywalker T-65 mentioned it some time ago, and would probably play it if I had a computer capable of handling it. This is my excuse for not playing most newer games, and even though I have an Xbox 360, I still haven't played many recent games on it either.
So, my friends and I have decided to start a Pathfinder group (one of them played it while studying abroad this past year). The friend who has experience with it asked me to GM, and I said sure. I am so excited/terrified/whatthehellamIdoingI'veneverRP'edbeforeoutsideofvideogames.
Currently reading "Failure is not an Option" by Gene Kranz. I'm about half way through, very enjoyable, a good read.
http://www.amazon.com/Failure-Is-Not-Option-Mission/dp/1439148813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377410283&sr=8-1&keywords=failure is not an option
In hindsight, Ed Harris truly does give a great performance as Gene Kranz in Apollo 13.
Believe me, it's great fun. And Pathfinder is a good system - you have your work cut out for you.
My fav band ... Pearl Jam ... just found out their release date of their new album, via randomly searching through youtube ... plus an official music vid of one of their new songs from their forthcoming album!
Geez, I hate Nickleback with a fiery passion.
*puts on hipster hat
Yeah, the way some people on this forum react when the name "Troy Denning" is even whispered... that's how I am with bands like Nickelback (though my personal Triad of Evil would have to be Maroon 5, brokeNCYDE and Nicki Minaj). I've lightened up considerably in the past few years, but considering music is my favorite art form, it's hard for me not to actually take personal offense at bands who not only seem proud to be nothing more than regurgitated corporate unit shifters, but actually regress the state of popular music with their infectious lack of creativity (in Nickelback's case, they and other post-grunge bands had what can only be described as a monopoly on most rock stations for a large portion of the 2000's; considering how trend-driven the radio is, there's a reason I can no longer stand to listen to it).
*tries to remove hipster hat, only to find it won't come off.
Maroon 5 lacks testosterone ... perhaps testicles as well. Why does the lead singer sound like a woman?
I don't particularly care what his voice sounds like, I'm more concerned with the infuriating autotune put on top of it. One thing I will give Maroon 5 is that their vocoder technique is something that's entirely unique to them. Which is a good thing, because it's just awful. People like Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha use more autotune, but somehow it doesn't sound nearly as bad as whatever it is Maroon 5 are doing. For the record, I'm not a hater of all things autotune. It can be used very effectively, most often in electronica, but it's almost always used badly.
Also, I'm not exaggerating in the least when I say a bright kindergardener could probably write more interesting songs. The musicians of that band are glorified stage props.
For a long while, I thought her name was Minj:
Stuff like Far Away, Savin' Me, I'd Come For You, Never Gonna Be Alone, If Today Was Your Last Day, When We Stand Together, Lullaby, and Trying Not To Love You are why I like Nickelback.
I can't stand Maroon 5, Adam Levine couldn't sing if his life depended on it.
Ahhh... Ghostbusters quotes definitely apply here! Substitute Adam Levine for Walter Peck, and behold the truth!
Dr Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by pantless here.
Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
Mayor: Is this true?
Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it's true.
Dr. Peter Venkman: This man has no pants
Just imagine D&D, only a thousand times better.
To purge Nickelback from your minds, try this:
You kids with your new bands and loud rock music.
The last new album I bought was Neko Case's Middle Cyclone.
This conversation is lowering my opinion of pretty much everyone.
At least that means you know what's going on. I am completely bewildered by the topic.
All right, smart alecs, what music do you listen to?
I listen to the music of the stars, the songs of the muses, and the gentle patter of naiads. I hear the birds chirping in their trees and the leaves whistling in the wind. I am soothed by the gentle waves crashing in muted majesty against the shores.
@Jello: Well then, Neko Case has a fifteen minute song that is crickets chirping on Middle Cyclone.