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    Washington, D.C.
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    Physics, Electromagnetism, RC Helicopters, Drones, Warhammer 40k

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  1. I have many: Ocarina of Time was a relatively weak entry into the Zelda series, being surpassed both by its predecessors; including the original, Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, and its successors; including Majora's Mask, Windwaker, Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild. I don't consider it to be the worst Zelda though, that honor belongs to Spirit Tracks. Final Fantasy 9 was a weak entry into the Final Fantasy series, suffering from tedious combat, lack of character customization options and a plot where the characters do bugger all until the end of the story. It is easily inferior of Final Fantasy 7. Of course we all know that Final Fantasy 6 is the best FF, and that Kefka is that best villain. Civilization 5 is the best entry into the series to date, surpassing both Civilization 4 and Civilization 6. The one-unit-per-tile system implemented for combat was nothing short of brilliant, and global happiness was a solid mechanic for preventing settler span. Paradox grand strategy games are obtuse, bloated and poorly designed. Paradox's best games are actually Cities: Skylines and the newly released Age of Wonders: Planetfall. The 2017 release of Prey is a absolutely phenomenal video game that easily surpasses all of the Bioshocks as a spiritual successor to System Shock 2. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is easily the best RPG of the past 5 years, if not the past decade, surpassing even the likes of Breath of the Wild. Overwatch is another gaming masterpiece and easily surpasses Team Fortress 2. Heroes of the Storm is superior to both League of Legends and DOTA 2. Super Mario Brothers 3 is still the best Mario game to date, yes even better than Super Mario World. Super Mario 64 is overrated, possessing relatively sparse and empty environments and a repetitive gather the star mechanic. Super Mario Kart 64, on the other hand, still has the best battle mode of any Mario Kart. Not counting the wretched business practices surrounding it (see always online connections and real money auction house), Diablo 3 was a clear improvement over Diablo 2.
  2. I would imagine Hawaii wouldn't experience summer or winter as we understand it, or would experience much milder seasons than normal. Of course Florida is the ultimate state for having no seasons. You have summer and mild summer.
  3. There are definitely some good ones out there. I am a big fan of Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. And if you have a tight group of friends, I great many games have competitive or co-op multiplayer options. I recently finished a co-op game of Divinity Original Sin 2 with some friends and now what are playing Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Edition together. It is an old game but definitely a good one.
  4. Form a militia and then find and shoot the idiot who put the purge into law during the first purge. I suspect I would find a lot of volunteers.
  5. I don't know about MrEnter of Lily Peet, but reviewing is basically a full time job for the Nostalgia Critic that actually does pay his bills. Heck, he almost built himself something of a small media empire a while back called That Guy With the Glasses / Channel Awesome but he apparently botched the management of Channel Awesome and now Channel Awesome is just the Nostalgia Critic. So yea, it can be a serious full time job.
  6. I'm independent as I don't approve of either of the major political parties. I can't seem to ever find a candidate who isn't engaged in some combination of undermining people's civil liberties, running up the national debt or engaging in stupid overseas conflicts. And both parties do this all while real problems are ignored. Where are the politicians who are willing to address the War on Drugs, the massive prison population, our aforementioned mounting debts, our bizarre militaristic foreign policy, our broken health care system (I suppose Obama at least tried, but forcing us to purchase insurance from the health cartels that likely caused the problem in the first place on pain of fine isn't how you correct the situation), our hyper-paranoid War on Terror or any other problem that actually matter? Heck, even something as simple as reforming the TSA so I am not treated like a convicted felon whenever I want to board a plane would be nice. The actual platforms of both parties at present just seem to be filled with so much nothing. Not to call you out specifically but this level of Trump hatred is something I just don't understand. Trump isn't what I would consider to be a good president and many of his ideas like The Wall are absolutely asinine, but Trump has got absolutely nothing on George W. Bush when it comes horrible public policy. Bush brought us the War in Iraq, the USA Patriot Act, "Intensive Interrogations", NSA warrantless spying, extralegal drone strikes, the concept of an "enemy combatant", military tribunals via the Military Commissions Act, the No-Fly List, the TSA and probably another dozen things I have forgotten about. Remind me again what Trump has done that even remotely compares to this? Shitposting on Twitter? Honestly, the worst thing I can say about Trump is that he has run up the debt, something all of our recent Presidents have done.
  7. Another one for Batman & Robin. I honestly don't get the backlash against this one. The Burton/Schumacher Batman movies were ridiculous and cartoony starting with Batman Returns, but for some reason nobody got crossed about it until Batman & Robin. And at least Batman & Robin didn't have any of the cringey Penguin and Catwomen romance scenes. Anybody remember those scenes?



    Mine valorous pony, if 't be true thou findst that apporpriate
    and not contradicting thy ideology, please vote for the team Manehattan
    in the upcoming Changeling Kingdom vs Manehattan match!

    Rarity and her team need thy support against the Changelings as the common Enemy
    must be faced by the most capable and not corruption prone team!

    Mine gratitude in advance, regardless to thy choice. Hast a nice day!

  9. I would suggest to find a D&D group. That is how I eventually found one after I moved from Orlando to D.C. Alternatively you could always play a D&D game online through something like Roll20 if you have some online friends willing to try to play the game. Either way might take some time though. There also might be some Brony based groups around. D&D is popular enough with Bronies that it has been ponified.
  10. Anything baseball related. Or golf related. Or fishing related.
  11. Fashion is a waste of my time. Is that even an unpopular opinion though?
  12. We are up to 8 axes now. It appears the dimensions of our ideological models are growing at a geometric rate. Who wants to go for 16 axes? Any takers? I did the 8 axis one for fun here is what I got: And the 4 axis one:
  13. You need to find game journalist you can actually trust to be critical of games as they come out. There are at least three journalist I can trust to do this: 1. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw / Zero Punctuation: These reviews are entertaining to watch in and of itself and Yahtzee does a vary good job of pointing out some of the major flaws in most big releases. There are no scores so you will just have to watch the video review. 2. Joe Vargas / Angry Joe Show: This guy does very in depth reviews and works hard to maintain the integrity of his score system, for which a 5/10 is defined as average. He tends to cover turn based strategy games like Civilization, X-Com and Divinity: Original Sin which is people like be who like turn based strategy. 3. Jim Sterling / Jimquistion: Jim is a feisty fellow would doesn't put up with any crap. Very reliable for calling out the flaws of even the most popular games, including the weapon degradation and weather systems in Breath of the Wild which was treated as above criticism by many.
  14. This is a good recommendation. These are among the strongest titles. I would say that FF6 is the best FF by a considerable margin, although if you start with FF6 you might find all the remaining games inferior by comparison, but that did not stop me from enjoying FF7. The good news is that except with the hyphenated series, such as FF10-2, none of the FF plots are related in any way so you can play them in any order and enjoy them.
  15. The hacking minigames present in nearly every game that features hacking. Just let us hack the computer if it is something our character can do, don't make us play an inane time wasting minigame to do it.