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  1. I am a very punctual moderator

    about 18 hours ago from web
  2. The best play is to have neither a real nor a fake girlfriend. More money for comics and action figures!

    about a day ago from web
  3. I download things multiple times by accident because I forget I had it in the Downloads folder or I had a copy in the more appropriate folder, which I also forget I had.

    about 3 days ago from web
  4. Federal officials are reporting that over 300 pirated copies of the Disney-Pixar film Cars 2 were found on President Trump’s personal computer. The password was “EricDonIvanka123”.

    about 3 days ago from web
  5. Nixon’s had worse days, I’m sure.

    about 4 days ago from web
  6. All those MTV cartoons in the late 90s/early 2000s had the right idea, animating with thick outlines is way easier than thin ones. Daria should be the gold standard.

    about 9 days ago from web
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    • @scribus I’m sure it’s eyeroll-inducing when I talk about how I think The Simpsons looked better before the switch to HD but this is basically exactly why. The new studio is better about it than Film Roman was but the crispness of the art drew a lot of attention to the crudeness of the character designs and made the whole product look a lot worse. The brighter colors are headache inducing. The improved readability of small movements means characters aren’t moving much at all. And now that things are going into 4K that’s all probably gonna get a lot worse. There are gonna be a thousand individually animated objects in a single frame just to prove it can be done. It’s gonna be visual overstimulation like you wouldn’t believe.

      about 9 days ago in context
    • @zeldatra Overstimulation... That's what I sometimes feel watching anime. Some try to fill a frame with so much detail and end up distracting at best and unreadable at worst.

      about 9 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Kind of how I felt with Bless the Harts. It's like amateur movies, where they used cheap cameras and full-focus lenses, and everything is clear but nothing clearly stands out. Sort of a soap opera effect.

      about 8 days ago in context
  7. Linda Ellerbee once said that in television you’re not supposed to sound like you’re from anywhere, but I think that’s BS, so next time I’m doing a Cajun accent.

    about 10 days ago from web
    • @zeldatra I believe I ended up calling my Sage and Savant narrator voice something like "Euro-American Transatlantic Null" because "A Don LaFontaine impression that misses the mark enough to be so unrecognizable it's considered original" was wordy and too insidery

      about 10 days ago in context
  8. I hide my southern accent when acting to avoid having to explain why characters who live on the west coast talk like they have a confederate flag on their Ford pickup and I’ve only just today learned that the generic, region-ambiguous accent I’m doing when I do that is called “broadcast English”. Fitting.

    about 10 days ago from web
    • @zeldatra It's not that weird, my grandma has an Okie accent and she was born in New Mexico, lived mostly in California. There are even pockets of accentedness tucked here and there in back neighborhoods of, like, Norco and stuff

      about 10 days ago in context
  9. It should be illegal to put two toll booths on one road a mile apart from each other http://rainbowdash.net/url/876176

    about 11 days ago from web
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    • @scribus It’s those goddamn Australians, I tell ya hwat, they bought the road and put seven million toll booths on it. These are some of the cheaper ones. There’s a variable-rate booth coming out of DC, right near where I went to community college, that has charged me anywhere from just a dollar to $10 depending on the time and day.

      about 11 days ago in context
    • @zeldatra ffffuuuuuuuu hhhoowwww do they a) justify, and b) expect people to pay that N-times per day!?! Ours are just toll lanes, which can go up to 15.85+ afaik for maybe 1/3 or 1/5 of the entire trip

      about 11 days ago in context
    • @scribus I’ve never been a single issue voter but I got real close in 2021 when a Republican (“independent” but only because the word “Republican” is a four-letter word in my district) candidate for local office promised to introduce legislation regulating the amount and cost of toll booths on the greenway, if the rest of his platform wasn’t so cartoonishly evil I might’ve been willing to cross over just for that.

      about 11 days ago in context
  10. Big fan of the conspiracy theory that Democrats are only pushing for popular, bipartisan legislation because they know Republicans will reflexively vote against it and make themselves look bad, and that actually they’re the ones who are against it.

    about 12 days ago from web
    • @zeldatra If the R's are so r'd that they will knowingly and willfully vote against their own self-interest, and even their own wants and desires, how tf could anyone work with that at all? I mean I know already but jfc man it is really tiring being neck-deep in hell and watching bubble-headed news anchors whine about how thousands dead in an historic heat wave isn't "fun" enough and asking what is wrong with *meteorologists* these days.

      about 12 days ago in context
    • @scribus I dunno what’s more embarrassing: Believing Democrats have concocted an evil scheme to make everyone’s lives worse by using reverse psychology to get Republicans voting against things Republicans want, or watching Republicans fall for the reverse psychology mind games and still deciding to vote for them.

      about 12 days ago in context
  11. re:that last bullet, i think the push for inclusivity is broadly good because it's a life simulator and i think the more inclusive games like this are, the better, but it seems like they use inclusivity as an all-encompassing shield to stymy criticism when their updates come out half-baked and even broken. this most recent update breaks the aging system beyond repair, removes most whims in exchange for wants and fears that cover exclusively the base game and the latest expansion pack, and somehow bungled relationship checks so now my sims wanna papaya their brothers. but hey, they've added a sexuality system that probably should've been in there seven years ago eight years after release, so all is forgiven, we can move on to The Sims 4: Need for Speed, which finally adds (a) car (which cannot be used outside of its specialized map)

    about 14 days ago from web
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    • @scribus I wouldn’t, at least not until they do at least a couple of bug fixes. Sims are currently aging up at random AT BEST, and at worst just straight up dying. It only affects long and short lifespans, and it’s actually an issue that has apparently existed for a few patches now, although I never encountered it before this one and the issue has verifiably been exasperated by something they did to the backend to support new features added by the High School expansion pack. And that’s just ONE of the problems… a lot of the new features are straight up broken and the new wants & fears system is actually less in-depth than the previous whims system, which it replaces, so… I don’t see many reasons to update ATM.

      about 13 days ago in context
    • @scribus the update DOES add sexual orientation and it’s surprisingly in-depth (albeit it is currently very gender binary), but that too is broken and is resulting in Sims rolling incestuous wants because the orientation check happens after the relationship check.

      about 13 days ago in context
    • @zeldatra Wow, used to need mods and plugins to bang your own mom, talk about updates

      about 12 days ago in context
  12. Judging by those prices, Trump Burger is a massive grift. $11 for an 8oz burger and drinks are SEPARATE?? That’s a scam.

    about 13 days ago from web
  13. I don't think these blatantly right-leaning survey questions are gonna like my answers

    about 16 days ago from web
  14. The Star Wars prequels only structurally make sense if you watch them after Empire but before Jedi, think about it

    about 19 days ago from web
  15. "Zack Snyder is a good director" is the modern day Lost Cause of the South.

    about 20 days ago from web
  16. Opening Disney+ and seeing Deadpool on the front page is making me wonder what exactly the point is of keeping Disney+ and Hulu as separate services anymore.

    about 21 days ago from web
  17. Yeah! I got a wage raise! One that's above the inflation rate!

    about 23 days ago from web
  18. Shelling out 130 Eurobucks for a used AC with an external condenser was worth every cent. My apartment never was so freezing cold, especially not with 36°C (97°F) outside. I'd die a horrible sweaty death.

    about a month ago from web
  19. it is time to discuss the butt

    about a month ago from web
  20. Wow didnt think this place was still around

    about a month ago from web
  21. You think it’s bad that Bart Simpson’s been ten for thirty-five years? The last season of Rugrats aired alongside the first season of All Grown Up and both shows take place in the early 2000s.

    about a month ago from web
  22. Futurama has a baked in start date of December 31st, 2999, and the show takes place roughly in real time (+1000 years), so Fry and Leela should be in their late 40s by now but they both look twenty. Plastic surgery must be really, really good in the future.

    about a month ago from web
  23. new D&D concept: a necromancer who only raises aborted fetuses and runs an orphanage where they can be adopted

    about a month ago from web
  24. On a brighter note: Tuca and Bertie Season 3 is out.

    about a month ago from web
  25. When things starts to look better the world takes it and smashes it to smithereens. My father committed adultery and wants a divorce and wants to still live in the same apartment as my mother until the end of the year. I will probably have to support my mother financially (emotionally for sure), as she is too old to get a job. Also my father turned his asshole attitude up to 11. I strongly consider to turn my back on my father and never to forgive him for being a lying, conniving, selfish dick. He was always somewhat a dick but it could be glossed over back then. Now my eyes are opened.

    about a month ago from web
  26. i think i might be completely out of touch with this generation. when i was a kid, if you got caught stealing beer, that meant you went and tried at a different store. these days kids come into the same store multiple times in one night without even so much as checking to make sure that the manager who caught you last time isn't still there.

    about a month ago from web
  27. the sims mp game has escalated, Mortimer Goth is a slightly permanent houseguest now after a very silly misunderstanding

    about a month ago from web
  28. things got a bit out of hand in my Sims 4 multiplayer game. http://rainbowdash.net/url/876169

    about a month ago from web
  29. anyway, i am on axiety meds now

    about a month ago from web
  30. i went to a psychologist last week. how much would you guys be surprised if i told you that she suspects i might be autistic?

    about a month ago from web