Matt (zeldatra)

  1. Stuck in traffic. Nothing’s moving. Directly ahead of me is a Metro bus. On the back: “It doesn’t get more DC than this”. I think he might be onto something.

    about 2 days ago from web
  2. Literally as the store manager is telling me about how he’s never had a power outage at this store… total power failure.

    about 3 days ago from web
  3. This is the second time Ann Coulter has advocated for the removal of voting rights from women after an election in Kansas. Which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it’s happened twice, right?

    about 4 days ago from web
  4. @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 4 days ago from web in context
  5. 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 5 days ago from web in context
  6. Chantilly Virginia was previously a town I had only heard about but never visited. It is now the town I drive through on my way to work because the toll road around Falls Church is too expensive.

    about 6 days ago from web
  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 6 days ago from web 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 6 days ago from web in context
  9. I think Mattimation’s first onscreen kiss, completely by accident, is gonna be a male-on-male kiss. I’d like to see the CCP edit THIS out

    about 6 days ago from web
  10. Like the rest of his platform wasn’t stuff Hitler would’ve said, it’s stuff Hitler would’ve said in a wartime Donald Duck cartoon

    about 6 days ago from web
  11. @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 6 days ago from web in context
  12. @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 7 days ago from web in context
  13. It should be illegal to put two toll booths on one road a mile apart from each other http://rainbowdash.net/url/876176

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  14. it costs $5 to drive to work now, so I’ve decided to become a racist

    about 7 days ago from web
  15. @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 8 days ago from web in context
  16. 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 8 days ago from web in context
  17. Judging by those prices, Trump Burger is a massive grift. $11 for an 8oz burger and drinks are SEPARATE?? That’s a scam.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  18. And also everyone starts out pansexual so you have to manually change every single family in-game if you want the feature to be even remotely in play.

    about 9 days ago from web
  19. @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 9 days ago from web in context
  20. @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 9 days ago from web in context
  21. 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 10 days ago from web in context
  22. The Sims 4's release cycle:
    -New expansion pack announced, big promises of exciting change to the game
    -New pack comes out, it's super broken and promised content is underwhelming.
    -Radio silence.
    -"Hi simmers, we are aware of..."
    -patch making Bella Goth gay
    -silence & repeat.

    about 10 days ago from web
  23. I Google pictures of the highways in Los Angeles County sometimes so I don’t feel as bad about bad traffic where I live.

    about 10 days ago from web
  24. The store I’ve been at for the last year is actually next door to the site where the expansion is supposed to end. It was built in anticipation of that with the hope that we’ll get a lot of commuter business. That was in 2006.

    about 10 days ago from web
  25. @adiwan I’m hoping they’ll be done soon but also they’ve been working on this metro expansion since I was 12 so I’m starting to think it’s a mob front and they’ll never be done.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  26. It’s unfortunate that we now will never be able to do our hour long Virginia Is For Lovers crossover event where Chris Chan and the guy who shot Reagan help the Swole Foods gang prevent the dimensional merge.

    about 10 days ago from web
  27. I’ve been transferred to a new store closer to DC for my new promotion starting on Sunday and I gotta say: now that I have to deal with the traffic repercussions, I firmly believe that all construction on the metro line should immediately be halted as not having to stop for construction workers would shave ten minutes off my drive easily.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  28. Steven Universe costs ten real dollars so I haven’t played him yet.

    about 10 days ago from web
  29. The biggest problem I have with the game is that it feels really slow and floaty, like slower than Brawl even. Don’t fight any Tasmanian Devil players, just turn the game off if you see one of them.

    about 10 days ago from web
  30. MultiVersus is okay. Wonder Woman is probably the easiest character to play, either her or Superman. Garnet is fun. Harley Quinn can’t recover from falls so if you spend a lot of time in the air she’s worthless. Finn is kind of fun. Every LeBron James player is trash but LeBron himself is pretty fun.

    about 10 days ago from web