The Historian

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  1. Let's see. The last few things I've bought are Senran Kagura Burst Renewal on Steam... and only digital thing in the last six months. Then for the ol' collection, I got Sudden Strike and its expansion pack, Sudden Strike 2, The Settlers IV, 101st Airborne and a big lot of small box and DVD box games. Then I've done some purchasing on a YA Japan proxy where I scored SimCity for the PC98, Portal 2 in a box, Brandish for the PC98, The Secret of Blue Water for the PC98, a lot of 9 Mac games in big clamshell cases and Ys 2 Eternal for Windows. All in all, some decent scores lately.

    Just arrived though is Grim Fandango in a big box, a sealed Spanish Beneath a Steel Sky, a sealed Dutch Rayman 2 and a sealed Dutch Nuclear Strike. Very pleased with those.

    I am a collector. Hush. xD

  2. Hard to put this into a short list but here's some movies that top my list of favorites.

    • Pulp Fiction
    • The Big Red One
    • 12 Angry Men (1997 TV version)
    • A Time to Kill
    • The Shawshank Redemption
    • The Negotiator
    • Blazing Saddles (and anything by Mel Brooks really)
    • Contagion
    • Akira
    • Swordfish
    • Die Hard with a Vengeance
    • My Little Pony: The Movie
    • Full Metal Jacket
    • Blade Runner
    • Logan's Run

    Could probably rattle off more but those are some really high favorites.

  3. Yes, everything is my fault because I'm a millennial. It's not like all of the policies and cheating happened prior to my having become an adult or anything. Nope, I'm just lazy and entitled because businesses pay like shit and the good jobs are hogged by people who should have retired years ago. I have no house because housing costs are insane. I'm still fighting against medical issues because insurance covers sweet fuck all and medical care is ridiculously and prohibitively expensive. When I have to pay two to four times what previous generations did on lower salaries, what the fuck do they expect?

    I can't blame everything on the previous generations but they sure as fuck didn't help the problem either. They're a symptom of even larger problems with modern society: greed and apathy.

  4. Whilst I don't generally play their games all that often, I do respect them for making games that are extremely challenging but fair. The games don't break their own rules to force you into certain situations, and they have a unified aesthetic that makes each game feel like an entirely holistic world. Their design ability is almost second to none and some of the best in genre.

  5. Assuming things would be vastly different is severely overestimating women as a group. I have seen some sick, twisted, vile behavior from women. The most sexist people I've met have, honestly, been women, not men. So no, it wouldn't be different. Two sides of the same shitty ass coin.

  6. Many moons ago when I worked at the HQ for a tax company, I would go down to the Burger King with my brother and the guy there knew what we liked. He was a cool guy too. I miss having a good chat with him.

    Oh, and there was the Mexican/BBQ place in town even more moons prior that knew what to get us when we came in. There were four of us: me, my brother and two friends. We all worked at the same place.

  7. 1 hour ago, heavens-champion said:

    I was talking about direct control.

    Indirect control is far more insidious than direct control. At least with direct control, you can see it and rise against it. With the subtle control that exists today, much harder problem to tackle.

    • Brohoof 1

  8. I really don't care if you smoke or not. It's your body, do what you want with it. Personally, I don't smoke and do not feel the need, and I'd rather people not do it. But if we're gonna have freedom of choice, one of those choices is the choice to do things that are unhealthy.