Notices by Matt (zeldatra), page 2

  1. It’s the greatest country on earth until Verizon goes down, and given that they have a monopoly in the DC area, that means the entire batcaveing DMV has no internet now

    about a month ago from web
  2. @scribus Three stamina wheels and thirty hearts, but not at the same time.

    about a month ago from web in context
  3. Gotta say, “I got covid from black people” is not something you ever wanna hear from an elected official

    about a month ago from web
  4. whatever you may be thinking, i did NOT cheat to get the secret ending in Birth By Sleep because the final task needed for 100% completion was based in tedium and not skill. I did NOT, under any circumstances, open Cheat Engine, systematically figure out the hex value for my kill count by killing enemies one by one and seeing which values increased, and then bump those numbers way up to unlock the secret ending early. I did not do that. It would have taken more skill than doing it the real way, but I wouldn't know that, because I didn't do that.

    about a month ago from web
  5. Unlike her millennial counterparts, Sora and Riku, who are both very emotionally driven and who, for better or worse, derive morality from what they believe in their hearts is right, to the point that they will at times disregard logic, reason, and even common sense if something leads them to believe that the logically correct solution to a problem is not the most morally correct, Aqua is cold and calculating and genuinely cannot fathom the idea that somebody can do the wrong thing for a cause they believe to be just. In her final conversation with Terra at the end of Birth by Sleep, when he confirms to her that he killed their master, mentor, and father figure while attempting to protect Ventus, she both refuses to believe that Terra could have any good left in him, AND seems to imply that emotions themselves are dangerous and lead to the darkness.

    about a month ago from web
  6. Aqua, supposedly one of the “big good” characters, has an incredibly difficult time showing any emotion whatsoever. A naive player may chalk this up to her voice actress having never done a voice role before or since. But if you REALLY look into it, you’ll find that the character is just generally emotionally detached from everything around her - during what we assume is her first encounter with death, she immediately proclaims that it was “the darkness” that took the life of Cinderella’s step-sisters. She adopts this mindset with just about every tragedy that strikes from there on, but that’s not all. She spends a good portion of the game willfully misleading people for seemingly no reason, gaslighting Ventus and Terra among others, and her sense of right and wrong is incredibly binary and reveals that she has no proper morals of her own, and seemingly cannot grasp morality at all beyond light = good and dark = bad.

    about a month ago from web
  7. Been replaying the entire Kingdom Hearts series at the behest of a friend who’s never played the series and I completely forgot how much of a sociopath Aqua comes off as

    about a month ago from web
  8. prostitutes are really just the jerking class

    about a month ago from web
  9. Just the fact that I’m using the word “Taliban”, a word I heard on the news every day as a kid, is itself proof that this was inevitable, staying would only delay it. Twenty goddamn years, Jesus Christ…

    about a month ago from web
  10. What, you thought the Taliban would’ve been nicer about it if Trump had been re-elected? Get real. “Victory” was never in the cards.

    about a month ago from web
  11. The Afghan exit was one of the only things Trump started that I supported so it’s a little weird to check Twitter and find that Trump guys aren’t fans of it now

    about a month ago from web
  12. @scribus thought about doing a dual-boot but they don’t make macOS graphics drivers for my hardware, and Adobe Animate won’t run natively on Linux, so it would be more trouble than it’s worth.

    about a month ago from web in context
  13. thinking about buying the cheapest Mac Mini and using that for animation instead of my current PC. I don't believe it would be better (or worse, for that matter) in terms of performance, because let's be real, you don't need a beefcake to run Flash, but i do think it would help with productivity because I would have to switch to my other computer to run any of my games and so that's one less thing to get distracted by.

    about a month ago from web in context
  14. @scribus the same guy’s been recording our phone messages at the store for years and he does the entire district, and they don’t re-record unless they absolutely have to, so up until the covid pandemic (they had to re-record at that point and a couple of times after as new information came out) one store would have an answer menu with a voice that’s audibly years younger than another.

    about a month ago from web in context
  15. @mushi hello friend

    about a month ago from web in context
  16. breaking news: i do not have covid, but i do have something, so now i'm kind of a little miffed that i don't know what it is

    about a month ago from web
  17. I’m normally completely opposed to all things Ubisoft but Watch Dogs Legion is actually pretty good. The gimmick is really fun, the London setting provides lots of entertainment to the Anglophile in me, and the game(‘s single player) isn’t a completely broken mess like everything else Ubisoft puts out.

    about a month ago from web
  18. @scribus here’s hoping, I’m gonna be pretty miffed if my sick coworker who refused to put on a mask did in fact give me covid.

    about a month ago from web in context
  19. update: if I don’t have covid, then I have something that sure feels a lot like it, because this sucks major balls.

    about a month ago from web in context
  20. Well, I guess with that there delta variant this was bound to happen eventually - I think I have COVID-19. My symptoms are incredibly mild, and I’m fully vaccinated, so I’m sure they’ll stay that way, but I do have a fever and a cough, so, you know. Got a test scheduled for Friday, til then I’m gonna self isolate and hope all goes well.

    about a month ago from web
  21. Just noticed there’s cat food in the department managers’ office and now I’m trying to figure out a) who in the store is feeding cats, and b) what cats are hanging out on the highway far from any of the nearby suburbs

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  22. @scribus Maybe! Wouldn’t feel right about it until I could pay you tho, so let’s see if I can get this thing picked up or funded first. Flying to Atlanta next year for the first of what is presumably going to be many, many pitches.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  23. Having to constantly remind myself that while covid cases are still going up, my highly vaccinated county has had so little deaths since April you can count it on your fingers.

    about 2 months ago from web
  24. I watched an American Dad episode recently where Stan shops at a store called “Red State Grocery”. All of his neighbors, in suburban Fairfax County, are Republicans. Joe Biden won state AND county by double digits. Trump didn’t even get 30% in Fairfax County. When was the last time one of those writers actually looked at a map?

    about 2 months ago from web
  25. We’re the only animated sitcom that isn’t written by a bunch of dudes in a skyscraper somewhere in Los Angeles County. I think I’m gonna put that on the web advertising.

    about 2 months ago from web
  26. one of the main characters in Swole Foods is a “Californian” (he lived there for six years and has made it his entire identity) but I’ve never lived in California, I only know what I see on the news, so some of these jokes might seem inaccurate to people who actually live there, which I think is pretty fair considering Hollywood directors seem to think Virginia is still a part of the confederacy.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  27. Stuff like that is why I’m just using fake politicians going forward, because it doesn’t matter WHO the real president is, if I’m using a made-up President, he can just be a parody of whoever’s convenient at the time.

    about 2 months ago from web
  28. If Gavin Newsom is actually recalled I’m gonna be mangoed because I make fun of his dumb ass in this pilot and I want my jokes to stay relevant, dammit!

    about 2 months ago from web
  29. “Are you free to speak your mind in America?” reads the chyron on a wholly uncensored American cable news network where they criticize America absolutely all the time.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  30. I think about 95% of my house hunting journey so far has been finding a house, liking the photos, then learning that they’ve been trying to sell it since 2012 and realizing there’s probably something horribly wrong with the place… then scheduling a visit to see what’s horribly wrong.

    about 2 months ago from web